Seth Lugo has been a weapon for the Mets in the bullpen this season, but when asked Wednesday at Citi Field if he had thought about next year and what the future holds, he didn't hesitate.
"To be honest, I have," Lugo told SNY's Joe Kraus. "With the way I've been pitching this year -- fastball velocity and breaking ball command -- secondary, my third, fourth pitches. I'm throwing the ball better than I've ever thrown it. I've got more self-confidence than I've ever had. Some of the stuff I've thrown this year, I didn't know I had it."
"I think about the future, hopefully getting to that starting role I want to be in," Lugo continued. "I think I can maintain better stuff than I have in the past. I'm kind of excited to see what the future holds. Hopefully I can win a starting position sometime."