We all know that had Johan Santana gotten more bullpen and run support this season he’d be closing in on 20 wins if he weren’t there already.
For all that money, Santana should have been a given, and he turned out that way.
But, Mike Pelfrey opened the season at 5-9 lifetime. He’s now 18-17 lifetime. He has a long way to go in his career, but he’s made giant strides this season. His development might be one of the most important things to happen to the Mets this season. Where they would be with last year’s Pelfrey is a frightening thought.