Report: Mets may alter spring training workloads for their young starters
Mets starting pitching has been beyond sensational in the postseason, pitching to a 2.72 ERA while averaging nearly 6 1/3 innings per start.
But their starting pitchers, specifically Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey and Noah Syndergaard are all pitching in unchartered territory, as all of them have exceeded their career-high innings thresholds with their work in the playoffs.
And with the Mets on the brink of winning their fifth National League pennant in club history, their work might be far from complete.
But the Mets have a plan for managing their workloads ahead of the start of the 2016 regular season, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post.
“They wouldn’t miss any starts [in April], but we may wait until later in spring training for them to start throwing,” pitching coach Dan Warthen told Puma.
It’s unclear if Warthen and the Mets would ask their young starters to delay their off-season throwing programs as well, considering they’re spending the entire month of October in a somewhat normal baseball season routine. They could conceivably determine their workload right now is adequate for them to delay their off-season throwing by a certain amount of time, thus allowing their arms and bodies to heal at a similar rate to that of an off-season excluding postseason innings.
This is, of course, a discussion for later.