NEW YORK (WFAN) — The Mets have arguably the best starting rotation in the major leagues, and few people — if any — know more about the club’s young starters than Frank Viola.
Viola, a Long Island native who pitched for the Mets from 1989-91, is the pitching coach of the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s. He’s seen all these prized arms mature and develop, and he told WFAN host Steve Somers on Monday night that this group has the potential to be historically good.READ MORE: Times Square Shooting: Intense Manhunt For Suspect; Sources Say Police Locate Discarded Clothes Nearby Scene
“As long as our pitching staff remains healthy, and we get a healthy Zack Wheeler back sometime in 2016, it is gonna be so much fun to watch these kids grow up,” Viola told Somers. “One’s gonna try topping the other, and they’re gonna have friendly competition. They’re gonna have everything positive going for them.