"the rest of the (Mets) rotation is barely average"....typical blather from a national sportswriter..
Just looking at the numbers he is pretty accurate. However, despite his last outing Pelfrey has looked dominant and Perez is still pitching very well. John Maines troubles are a little worrisome but he is a hard worker and hopefully he can rebound quickly. Pedro will be ok as long as he stays healthy, he was settling in pretty well before this latest injury.
You have to realize that these sportswriters rarely provide in depth analysis. If they research at all they just pull some stats up and then write. Most of the time it seems like they just watch game highlights of 30 seconds and base their opinions off of that.