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Predicting New York Mets’ Starting Rotation Based On Spring Training

Predicting New York Mets Starting' Rotation Based On Spring Training

Terry Collins
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The New York Mets have confirmed four out of their five pitchers for their starting rotation. At the moment, the fifth spot is up for grabs as there is a spring training positional battle taking place to determine the winner. Take a look at predicting the final starting rotation for the Mets based on spring training so far.

5. Jenrry Mejia

5. Jenrry Mejia
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5. Jenrry Mejia

5. Jenrry Mejia
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Jenrry Mejia is currently in a spring training positional battle with both Daisuke Matsuzaka and John Lannan. At the moment Mejia is performing slightly better than both despite having elbow issues stemming from his injury last season. Matsuzaka will most likely be used as a relief pitcher, and Lannon could be given the same fate or demoted to their minor league system.

4. Zack Wheeler

4. Zack Wheeler
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4. Zack Wheeler

4. Zack Wheeler
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Zack Wheeler will pick up exactly where he left off last season. With Matt Harvey sidelined to injury due to Tommy John surgery, Wheeler will be one of the main aces of the team this upcoming season.

3. Dillon Gee

3. Dillon Gee
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3. Dillon Gee

3. Dillon Gee
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Dillon Gee continues to be a consistent starting pitcher with his contributions to the team. Look for him to have another solid season.

2. Bartolo Colon

2. Bartolo Colon
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2. Bartolo Colon

2. Bartolo Colon
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The Mets took to action to find a temporary replacement for Matt Harvey after he went down to injury, so they went the path of Bartolo Colon. The journeyman will be the typical inning-eating machine as he'll continue to do what he does best -- strike out opponents.

1. Jonathon Niese

1. Jonathon Niese
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1. Jonathon Niese

1. Jonathon Niese
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The true ace of the Mets' starting rotation, Niese will definitely be their Opening Day starter. Expect to see a breakout season for Niese as he will do his very best to ensure the Mets do indeed reach their 90 wins goal they have put in place for the 2014 season.