Here are your 2014 New York Mets…
Starting Pitchers: Dillon Gee, Bartolo Colon, Zack Wheeler and Jenrry Mejia.
Relievers: Bobby Parnell, Jose Valverde, Jeurys Familia, Carlos Torres, Gonzalez Germen, Scott Rice and John Lannan.
Infielders: David Wright, Travis d’Arnaud, Anthony Recker, Davis, Duda, Josh Satin, Daniel Murphy, Ruben Tejada and Omar Quintanilla.
Outfielders: Chris Young, Juan Lagares, Eric Young Jr., Curtis Granderson and Andrew Brown.
Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer
I like it. I don’t love it. I’d prefer to know what’s up with first base, and I’d be a lot more confident with someone other than Tejada at shortstop. I think Ruben will be fine, and I still think he has the potential to get back to what he was a couple of years ago, but he leaves a lot to be desired after watching him the last 18 months. That said, if he gets it together, if first base can somehow result in average production, if d’Arnaud hits how he’s capable of hitting and if Granderson can deliver 20 or so home runs, with this team’s pitching, I think they can push .500. I think the 74.5 Under-Over in Vegas is very light. This roster is better than that. I don’t think it’s a playoff team as currently constructed, but with some momentum, better play at home and another bat, I see them as .500. I’m voting 80-82 in the following poll, but hoping for so much more…