Last year, Terry appointed Pelf as the opening day starter. This year, Pelf will be lucky if he's slotted 4th and will most likely be the last link in the 5-guy rotation. What does this mean?Well, all things being equal (including Pelfrey's anemic spring training performances during this and last year), the Mets' pitching staff should be significantly improved. Looking back, the Mets pitching staff supplied a majority of the bright moments from the 2011 season including Gee's emergence, Niese's occasional dominance, and Dickey's consistency, with a few other bright-eyed stories intertwined.Last year Pelfrey was our supposed #1. Now he's a #4 or #5. Things are getting better. And of course, there's that Johan Santana guy, as well as a few potential gems waiting in the wings of Buffalo...

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