With the coronavirus outbreak leading all major sports leagues to cease operations indefinitely, including MLB delaying the start of the season at least two weeks, it's unclear when things will be back to normal. But when things do go back to normal, the Mets will have some roster decisions to make.
And the biggest decision facing them is whether the fifth starter job will go to Steven Matz or Michael Wacha.
With six starting pitchers for five rotation spots, four of those spots will almost certainly be taken up by Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Marcus Stroman, and Rick Porcello.
Wednesday night on Baseball Night in New York on SNY, former Mets manager Bobby Valentine was crystal clear when it came to who he thought should get the last slot.
"Steven Matz has got to be in this rotation," Valentine said. "Don't even talk to me about him not being in the rotation. He has to be for a number of reasons. Then figure out who else is in it."