Here is what the Mets newcomer list will look like. Remember Travis d'Arnaud will not be on the Mets roster come opening day. Perhaps there will be a video tribute for John Buck and his .192 average and 12 HR and 41 RBI. The Mets strengthened bench would highlight newcomers Brandon Hicks, Collin Cowgill and Anthony Recker.
The Mets lineup for 2013 will have SS Ruben Tejada, 2B Daniel Murphy, 3B David Wright, 1B Ike Davis, LF Lucas Duda, C Buck, CF Kirk Kieuwenhuis and RF Mike Baxter. Bench will include Cowgill, Hicks, Recker, Justin Turner and Jordany Valdespin. The starting rotation will have Jonathon Niese, Matt Harvey, Johan Santana, Dillon Gee and Jennry Mejia. The bullpen is led by Frank Francisco and includes Bobby Parnell, Robert Carson, Josh Edgin, Jeurys Familia, Jeremy Hefner and Elvin Ramirez.
Of course I can hear it now. Relax man, the offseason is not over. They have been "linked" to this player and that player. Apparently many people cannot understand that people have to write something. I will believe it when I see it. The Mets will never pay the prospect price to land Justin Upton. Scott Hairston may even become too expensive. It is not like the other teams are overpaying for all these players, especially the ones getting one and two year deals. The price is not coming down, contrary to what Sandy Alderson says. Free agent players are starting to stay away from the Mets because they know the Mets are not playing fair. It is time for the Mets to add a player for market value. If not, the Mets will be running a team without a major league free agent.