With football season out of the way. Actually, it was over a little after 7 Sunday night, it is time to project the Mets’ Opening Day roster. I am going against conventional wisdom in I am leaving Lucas Duda and Juan Lagares off the team.
Bartolo Colon: Veteran innings-eater signed to fill void left by Harvey’s injury.
Zack Wheeler: Big things are expected in his second year.
Dillon Gee: Threw 199 innings last year, making 200-plus the goal.
Scott Rice: After knocking on the door for 14 years he was a feel-good story last year. No doubts about him making roster this spring.
Kyle Farnsworth: Recent addition to provide veteran depth.
Carlos Torres: Can work in long relief, situational or as spot starter.
Gonzalez Germen: Very impressive last season. Throws hard.
Josh Edgin: The lefty presence.
Jeurys Familia: Has high ceiling.
Travis d’Arnaud: Had health issues last year, but healthy now. Goes in as the starter.
Ike Davis: Here because the Mets couldn’t trade him. They have to keep him now to see if anything is left.
Daniel Murphy: Solid hitter but with limited power.
Ruben Tejada: Getting a second chance.
David Wright: Will he reach the .300-30-100 levels again?
Josh Satin: The right-handed platoon with Davis.
Wilmer Flores: Mets need to find him a position. I’m taking him over Lucas Duda because Duda and Davis are essentially the same player. Flores can also play first, third, second and could get a shortstop look.
Omar Quintanilla: Can play second and short.
Chris Young: Still wonder about this signing.
Eric Young: Team’s fastest player and best base stealer.
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