The Red Sox and Cubs rank higher than the Mets mostly because of the New York staff's inability to remain healthy and be on the field at the same time.
"They need to actually get out there and do it," one executive told Olney of the Mets. "It's one thing to have a great arm, but you have to show that you can give 180-200 innings."
Harvey (right) listens to Mets manager Terry Collins (left) in the dugout after throwing during spring training work out drills at Tradition Field. Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Mets manager Terry Collins clearly disagrees. He recently told WLIE 540 AM radio that his team has the best rotation in baseball.
"This game is all about pitching and, if we're going to complete - and compete at a level that we think we can - it'll be about making sure that starting pitching is healthy," he added. "I had a big talk with Dan Warthen last week telling him to map out a plan so we can get these guys coming out of spring training ready to go. There's a fine line between not overdoing it, but still getting them ready."