New York’s Brandon Crawford has been the subject of much debate over the past week.
Some believe that his best season has come in 2017, when he made the postseason, while others believe that Crawford has struggled to stay healthy this year.
This debate has focused on the two pitchers in particular, but the Mets are not looking for a debate on this one.
They’re looking for an answer to the question of who is the Mets’ best pitcher.
And in the end, the answer to that question will come down to one pitcher, and that is Brandon Crawford.
Here’s what the Mets have to look forward to when they host the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night: What is Brandon’s role on the Mets?
Crawford’s best years have come in the second half of the 2017 season, when his ERA dropped from 3.83 to 2.55.
This season, Crawford has a 3.75 ERA and a .227 BABIP.
He’s pitched better than anyone in the Mets rotation, but has struggled mightily in the postseason.
Crawford, 29, was named to the National League All-Star team in 2016 and 2017, but his best year came in 2016 when he went 10-4 with a 2.06 ERA and 3.16 ERA+ in 25 starts.
Since then, Crawford’s ERA has plummeted to 2 (2.42 ERA and 4.14 ERA+).
His walk rate has increased from 6.1% in 2016 to 10.6% in 2017.
His strikeout rate has plummeted from a career-best 11.3% in 2015 to 7.2% in 2018.
Crawford’s strikeout percentage has dropped from a league-best 37.9% in 2014 to 34.2%.
The Mets rotation has been solid enough this season that Crawford should be able to stick around for the whole of next season.
If he can keep his ERA low, he’ll be able bring a lot of value to the Mets in the future.
But there are a lot questions that have been raised.
What has Crawford done to get better at this game?
Crawford has faced more than 100 batters in each of the past four seasons.
This is not a coincidence.
He was the first pitcher in MLB history to face 100 batters against the Atlanta Braves in 2017 and is one of just three pitchers in history to have faced 100 batters at home in each season.
There have been some other pitchers who have faced more batters at Dodger Stadium than Crawford has, including Jon Lester in 2017 (140) and Tim Lincecum in 2016 (143).
But it has to be noted that there has been a lot more pitching in 2017 than there was in 2016.
Crawford was not the best pitcher in the game last season, but he was the best in 2017 according to the Baseball Prospectus’ WAR metric.
He ranks fourth in WAR behind the Braves’ Jake Arrieta (fifth), Chicago’s Corey Kluber (seventh), and Kansas City’s Cole Hamels (14th).
There are plenty of other pitchers in the league who are better than Crawford.
He has never had a season in which he had a higher WAR total than he had in 2017 despite being hurt by injuries.
The reason for this is that he has not faced a full season with his team’s pitching staff.
That has given Crawford a chance to continue to work on his game while not missing much time.
What is his future role with the Mets or his future on the team?
Crawford is not going to be a top-of-the-rotation pitcher for the Mets.
If the Mets do decide to re-sign him, it will be with a future rotation spot open up.
The Mets are trying to fill their bullpen this offseason, but that would be a tough task, and Crawford will not be that guy.
He’ll be an expensive, underperforming player who will cost a lot to keep for years to come.
Is this a good thing for Crawford?
Crawford has done a great job of staying healthy and playing through the injuries that have plagued him this season.
The big thing is that the Mets want to give him a chance at winning the job, so if they do give him that chance, they want to keep him around as long as possible.
But if he continues to struggle, they may look to bring him back when the team needs a rotation boost.
What will it take for the Dodgers to get him back?
The Dodgers have been very patient with Crawford this year, and the team has given him a lot in terms of a trade chip, but they may need to make a change if they want him back.
The Dodgers need Crawford to be healthy, and it may take a little time for him to get back to full strength.
The team has seen a lot from Crawford in 2017: He has thrown a lot.
Crawford threw 10 shutout innings in 2016, nine shutout frames