The New York Mets are heading into the 2023 season with one of the most talented starting rotations in all of baseball (they were ranked as the No. 1 rotation by yours truly). No rotation is ever without concerns, though, and the Mets certainly have them.
In order to combat the age and injury concerns, in addition to having eyes on a deep postseason run, the Mets are planning on using a six-man rotation at certain spots in the season. That won't be a permanent move, but The Athletic reports that whenever the Mets play games on more than 10 consecutive days, they'll loop in a sixth starter.
This makes a lot of sense.