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Seth Lugo Isn’t Keen on Mets’ “Opener” Strategy

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The New York Mets are toying with using an “opener” in lieu of a fifth starter early on this season as they sort out their pitching staff. We know Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard and Marcus Stroman are locked in as starters with Steven Matz, Rick Porcello and Michael Wacha vying for he fourth and possible fifth spots.

It will likely be either Porcello or Matz with Wacha and the loser of that battle heading to the bullpen. Either one could end up being an “opener”, but the Mets seem to be more content with a pitcher who issued to pitching just an inning or two, meaning Seth Lugo or Robert Gsellman might be better choices for sure duty.