I have very little desire to acquire any of those starters outside of Stroman.
And yes, if I had to choose, I’m paying Stroman. I think he’s #1 on my FA list. He just makes a ton of sense for this team in so many ways.
Syndergaard is no Stroman, but he could make a comeback and will obviously be much cheaper and therefore much more realistic - especially considering Stroman is a NYer, and the Mets undoubtedly want him back. Noah is scheduled to make his MLB comeback tonight - probably just an inning - from the UCL tear - so he's basically missed 2 years - but he did pitch 197 innings the year before. High risk but high reward. Just turned 29, but the hair may be past its prime.
Gametime: 7:05 pm
Forecast: mid 70s, there have been on and off light showers during the day and there could be a few tonight, but very minor
Roster Move: Bruce Zimmermann is coming off the 60 day IL to start. Corresponding roster move has yet to be announced.
Matchup: Chris Sale (L) vs Bruce Zimmermann (L)
1. Enrique Hernandez (R) CF
2. Hunter Renfroe (R) RF
3. Rafael Devers (L) 3B
4. Xander Bogaerts (R) SS
5. J.D. Martinez (R) DH
6. Kyle Schwarber (L) LF
7. Bobby Dalbec (R) 1B
8. Jose Iglesias (R) 2B
9. Christian Vazquez (R) C
Fernando Abad* 1.0 IP, 20p Sunday; 1.1 IP, 11p Friday
Marcos Diplan 2.0 IP, 35p Saturday
Thomas Eshelman 1.0 IP, 13p Sunday
Conner Greene 0.2 IP, 15p Sunday; 0.1 IP, 18p Friday
Eric Hanhold 1.1 IP, 23p Sunday; 0.2 IP, 14p Friday
Joey Krehbiel 1.2 IP, 30p Saturday; 0.2 IP, 9p Friday
Brooks Kriske 1.0 IP, 13p Saturday
Cole Sulser 0.2 IP, 9p Friday; 1.2 IP, 22p Thursday
Dillon Tate 1.1 IP, 22p Saturday; 0.1 IP, 11p Friday
Konner Wade recalled from Norfolk Friday
Spenser Watkins recalled from Norfolk Saturday
Current Rotation (T=Today, A=Announced, G=Guess)
Zimmermann (T), Lowther (A), A. Wells (A), Ellis (G), Means (G)