In reality, the club is unlikely to choose. Manager Terry Collins indicated Friday that the Mets plan to proceed with a six-man starting staff indefinitely, fitting both pitchers into their rotation while offering strategic rest to Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Bartolo Colon and others.Syndergaard, who started Friday, pitched well enough in his first two starts to prove that he deserved to stay. And Gee performed well enough in two rehab outings that the Mets did not want to demote him to the bullpen.More than that, however, a six-man rotation gives the Mets ample opportunity to limit Harveys innings in his first year back from Tommy John surgery, to prevent Jacob deGrom from placing too much stress on his balky hip and shoulder, and to avoid piling too many innings onto Bartolo Colons soon-to-be-42-year-old frame.
Well, I guess this is the only way to keep us Mets fans happy by not sending down Noah Syndergaard. My biggest fear is how Harvey will respond to this move. He has been very vocal in the past when it comes to opposing extra rest and a 6-man rotation. Hopefully, someone (Gee or Niese) steps up and forces a move to be made, whether it is a trade or a move to the pen for the odd man out, but for now it is what it is.