Now this is a good idea…
Terry Collins just spoke to reporters and said when Zack Wheeler is promoted for his first start on Tuesday in Atlanta, the Mets will go with a six-man rotation for at least one turn.
Here is what it looks like:
Thursday vs Cardinals: Matt Harvey
Friday vs Cubs: Shaun Marcum
Saturday vs Cubs: Jon Niese
Sunday vs Cubs: Jeremy Hefner
Monday at Braves: Dillon Gee
Tuesday at Braves: Zack Wheeler and Matt Harvey (Doubleheader)
Considering where this season is heading, I wouldn’t mind going with a six-man rotation for the rest of the entire season. Why not?
It would put less wear and tear on Wheeler, Jon Niese and Matt Harvey. Plus once we move Shaun Marcum at the deadline (at least I hope they do), we can make room for possibly Rafael Montero to join the rotation.
On Monday, Sandy Alderson said he’d have no reservations promoting Montero from Double-A to the majors.