On Mets discussion boards during the past week or so Mets fans have been flinging their thoughts around faster than George W. Bush can double-talk. One of the more "eye-catching" posts offered this as the poster's desired starting rotation for 2008:
Maine's not listed because he was traded for Santana.
Now I can live with Martinez, Santana, and Perez. Pelfrey? I would have traded him instead of Maine.
Schilling I wouldn't have touched. Next September he'll be celebrating #40. The Mets need to lower their average age, not add another old-timer to their roster, especially one whose won-lost record was barely able to beat the .500 mark (It was 9-8).
If I had my druthers, here's the starting rotation I'd like to see the Mets have next season:
Humber? Have I lost my marbles? He pitched better in Triple-A than did Pelfrey and deserves a shot. He has a chance at being as good as Bannister, a pitcher the Mets didn't even bother to give a chance this year.