Originally written on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 10/15/14
Recently, I discussed the projected offense for the 2012 Mets. Today, let’s talk about the pitching. Most fans’ top concern regarding the 2012 season is how the starting pitching is going to stack up. Implied in that worry is the knowledge that the Mets were fortunate with injuries to their starters last year, as the club had five SP make 149 of the team’s 162 starts. They are unlikely to enjoy similar health in 2012 and there’s not a lot of depth ready to step in and be above replacement level. First, having five starters combine for 149 starts is definitely above average. However, we should point out that while the Mets did get this in 2011, it was not from the five starters we would have preferred. Most fans would have chosen to see Johan Santana and Chris Young get the starts that went to Dillon Gee, Chris Capuano or Mike Pelfrey. Before the season started, I hoped the Mets would get the equivalent of two healthy starters from the foursome of Capuano, Gee, Santana a...

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