Pelf definitely seems like he has more confidence than ever before. He is going to need it. As much as I love that Mike Pelfrey is going to be the number one starter for the Mets, I really wish this was happening for a better reason. Nobody could have predicted Johan Santana having so many injuries. However, I'd rather have Pelf put in this situation now than have it come after 2009 when everybody seemed to be injured and nobody had a good season.
Last year's 15 win season gives him a reason to be confident. This will not be an ideal situation for anybody but it also does not come at the absolute worst time for the Mets. Maybe Pelf will step up and continue to improve. The only way to find out is to try. Mike Pelfrey as the Mets #1 pitcher will just be another test in the experiment that is the 2011 season.
Let's Go Mets!