DeGrom is still deGrom, and the bullpen has shown flashes of improvement in recent times, but the Mets desperately need more from their starting rotation if they want to have any hope of going anywhere this season. It’s not particularly fair to Peterson to expect him to immediately be a stabilizing influence so early in his big league career, but nevertheless, that is the position that the team find itself in.
Marcus Stroman’s recovery from a torn left calf muscle was almost complete, and he was in line to possibly make his season debut for the New York Mets next week against the Miami Marlins. But the idea of traveling to one of the country’s coronavirus hot spots played a factor in Stroman’s decision Monday to opt out of the 2020 season.
Davey Martinez giving a piggyback ride to Asrubal Cabrera didn't sit right with the Mets' broadcasters.