The New York Mets and Chicago White Sox have dealt with a lot of the same in their histories.
5.New York Mets
Any rotation that has Jacob deGrom taking the ball every fifth day is probably pretty darn good. In the past three seasons, deGrom has taken home two Cy Young awards and been to two All-Star games. In 2018 he threw over 200 innings yet only had a 1.70 ERA.
When healthy this is a great rotation. Noah Syndergaard is a flame thrower who helped lead the Mets to reach the World Series in 2015. Marcus Stroman is a Gold Glove winner and a former All-Star. Unfortunately, Noah Syndergaard is working his way back from Tommy John surgery and Marcus Stroman missed all of last season with a torn calf muscle. The Mets needed to add another impact starter and they got one in Carlos Carrasco. Since 2014 Carrasco has had the fifth-best ERA in the American League.
Their fifth starter will likely be David Peterson who had a promising rookie season. He had a 3.44 ERA in 49 2/3 innings. The improved defense at shortstop should also help this rotation. On paper, the Mets have had good rotations the past couple of seasons. For whatever reason, they always seem to underperform. The blue and orange brigade have their fingers crossed that won’t be the case this season.