#Mets rotation: Fri vs. WAS: Montero Sat vs. MIA: Lannan Sun at STL: Matsuzaka Mon at ATL: Syndergaard Tue vs. HOU: Niese Wed vs MIA: ColonThe Mets today announced that Rafael Montero will start the team's spring opener this upcoming Friday against the Washington Nationals. If you're waiting to get a good luck at top prospect, Noah Syndergaard, you'll have to wait until he takes the bump next Tuesday against the Houston Astros.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) February 23, 2014
Slightly surprised we won't see Jenrry Mejia early on, as he figures to be the front runner for the first start in the rotation. Instead his competition, both John Lannan and Daisuke Matsuzaka will get the first crack at impressing the team's brass. Regardless, these first outings will be short and nearly useless when it comes to comparing the team's options going forward.