In response to a question regarding whether the Mets might add another starting pitcher, GM Sandy Alderson said the team has "quite a bit" of depth.
"I think we've got quite a bit of depth," Alderson told SNY. "We had similar depth last year and we zipped right through it. The key to our season is going to be our pitching -- both our starting pitching and our bullpen. So it's important for us to have the depth, but it's also important for us to have better health among our frontline guys."
The Mets, under new manager Mickey Callaway, have revamped their training staff and overhauled their strength and conditioning plan. They have also had more oversight on how the pitchers are training in the offseason -- which Alderson said is already paying dividends.
"I think the most important thing in the offseason that has immediately resulted from Mickey and our new coaching staff is stronger oversight of what our pitchers are doing in the offseason," Alderson said.
The Mets are expected to enter the 2018 season with a starting rotation featuring Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler, and Steven Matz.
Aside from deGrom, every member of the expected 2018 rotation dealt with serious injury issues in 2017.
Beyond the expected rotation members are Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Rafael Montero, and Chris Flexen.