Manhattan Project wrote:
Mecca wrote:You guys are right. Severino is no where near as good as DeGrom or Noah.
On a good day he's maybe better than Vargas, but even that's pushing it. Severino is having a good year so far no doubt, like I said all along he has filthy stuff. My beef has always been in baseball is that no one values consistency, for me that''s key with pitchers. Coming into this year look at Berrios in Minnesota, he was supposed to be the next absolute ace in baseball and he's had an up and down year thus far. Aside from Reub it's not like anyone really expected the Mets to be better than the Yankees this year, but lets not act like DeGrom and Thor just got traded for a bag of peanuts. DeGrom is having a good year aside from the injury and Thor is having a good year, just not a god like year in which we we're expecting.
Oh well, Severino got a taste of what it's like playing for the Mets with a quality start going to waste.
I'd counter that by saying after Noah and DeGrom's first 200 inning seasons, you were more than confident that they were aces. Berrios pitched what, 140 innings to an ERA in the mid-high 3's last year? I'm as big on Berrios as anyone, but his stuff isn't as strong as Severino's and he never showed the glimpses that Sevy did over a season.
A better comp would be the pitcher your Mets faced tonight. Luis Castillo was my sleeper pitcher this year that I projected to break out. Unfortunately, that hasn't been the case for him. Even then, Castillo had 120 innings last year. Sevy had 200+ the playoffs. I'm just a believer that Severino, despite playing on the Yankees, gets so under looked by the average baseball fan for whatever reason and it blows my mind. Especially when his stuff is as good as any pitcher in the league.
To your Mets, not being able to come through with the bases loaded really hurt you guys. Didn't like going Nimmo vs. Amir Garrett there. I like the Merasco move, but at some point the Mets are going to have to inquire about a starter. I'll keep saying go get Colon as he'd be cheap and eat innings to an ERA under 4 which is all you need.