Mets’ rotation in question approaching Opening Day

Gsellman wins the fifth spot, though an injury from Matz makes matters more complicated; Lugo and Wheeler are back in play.

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Gsellman Beats Out Lugo and Wheeler

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports has reported that Robert Gsellman has won the last spot in the Mets’ rotation. If your wondering how Mets fans would react to this, thankfully, the twitter account @InMetsWeTrust ran a poll on the race.

Given the results above, management has given the fans exactly what they wanted. Nevertheless, and inevitably, it’s not all smooth sailing from here. Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson has expressed he is worried that Steven Matz is feeling irritation and tenderness in his left elbow. Fortunately, the Mets have the depth and are prepared for this; with that said, the call for the depth has come much sooner than expected.

Another Competition

Although no injury is good, this can open up a genuine competition between Gsellman, Seth Lugo, and Zack Wheeler. They have been judged on Spring Training and the World Baseball Classic up until this moment; if they were judged on an even scale, on the MLB diamond, then the decision can be made in its truest form.

Still, it is unknown if Matz will be ready in time for his first start. In addition, it is also unknown who would take his spot if he is not ready in time. What we do know is that Sandy has confirmed Lugo and/or Wheeler are the answer.

What’s in question, is whether Lugo and Wheeler will each switch off every fifth pitching spot; or, if Sandy will just choose one candidate to replace him. Whatever the case, Gsellman is not safe and the competition is not over. In a satisfying conclusion, who can be considered safe, however, are the guys pictured below.

#WeHungry

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If you like arguing anything sports related, I’m your guy! Being born and raised in New Jersey and as an Ohio State Alum, my teams have been giving me everything from tears for joy to tears for depression. I would classify my glory days as a sports fans in the 2000’s, as I witnessed Martin Brodeur and the NJ Devils raise the cup twice, and the Nets make the NBA finals under the leadership of Jason Kidd. Since those days, despite my Buckeyes winning the National Championship in the first CFB Playoffs (thank god), my sports teams have been quite horrific. With the Jets, Devils, and Nets all in a dark place, my only hope is to have faith that the NY Mets will bring winning back into my life. My favorite sports memory was when I drove 6 hours from Columbus, Ohio to Chicago to see the Mets sweep the Cubs in Game 4 of the 2015 NLCS. The total 12 hour drive for the 3 hour game was well worth it. Also noted- Draymond Green’s Game 5 suspension was a conspiracy for sure.
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If you like arguing anything sports related, I’m your guy! Being born and raised in New Jersey and as an Ohio State Alum, my teams have been giving me everything from tears for joy to tears for depression. I would classify my glory days as a sports fans in the 2000’s, as I witnessed Martin Brodeur and the NJ Devils raise the cup twice, and the Nets make the NBA finals under the leadership of Jason Kidd. Since those days, despite my Buckeyes winning the National Championship in the first CFB Playoffs (thank god), my sports teams have been quite horrific. With the Jets, Devils, and Nets all in a dark place, my only hope is to have faith that the NY Mets will bring winning back into my life. My favorite sports memory was when I drove 6 hours from Columbus, Ohio to Chicago to see the Mets sweep the Cubs in Game 4 of the 2015 NLCS. The total 12 hour drive for the 3 hour game was well worth it. Also noted- Draymond Green’s Game 5 suspension was a conspiracy for sure.

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