The latest “Who’s our fifth starter” rumors are pointing to Mike Pelfrey. The New York Daily News and Sports Illustrated are reporting that the New York Mets’ fifth starter will be Pelfrey, despite his less-than-stupendous spring.
The 6-foot-7, 24-year-old righthander is 5-9 with a 5.55 ERA during his short career.
Yesterday’s rumor was pointing toward Jorge Sosa, but now the word is he’ll stay put in the bullpen.
We should get a more definitive answer within the next couple of days, but there’s apparently plenty to argue about until then. Loudmouths Chris Carlin and Adam Schein debated whether Pelfrey deserves to be No. 5 on SNY: