Should They Stay Or Should They Go

An article by posted on September 29, 2008

The following is a list of current Mets players. I’m thinking the Mets are going to hang on to their core players and basically do some major house cleaning as well.

I have analyzed each player based just on my gut feeling, on a scale of 1-5. (1 means they are as good as gone, and 5 that they are practically untouchable)

I only rated six players as untouchable, and believe it or not one of them was not Jose Reyes. He was in countless rumors last off season, and if Minaya decides to really shake things up, I believe Jose Reyes will go before David Wright and because Beltran has a rock solid not trade clause. That being said, I’m almost certain Jose Reyes is going nowhere.

Let me know what you think.

Pitchers

 

 

56 Luis Ayala

2

Never connected with fans or team.

25 Pedro Feliciano

4

Will get another chance to prove he belongs.

27 Nelson Figueroa

1

He’s as good as gone.

48 Aaron Heilman

1

There is no way the Mets bring him back.

44 Brandon Knight

2

May return, but probably not.

33 John Maine

5

Mets love him, he will return to the rotation.

45 Pedro Martinez

1

Adios Pedro, Thanks for the memories.

32 Carlos Muniz

3

Back to AAA for tons more seasoning.

49 Jonathon Niese

3

AAA or part of a package for a starter.

39 Bobby Parnell

4

Back to the minors for more seasoning.

34 Mike Pelfrey

5

Will be a big part of the 2009 rotation.

46 Oliver Perez

1

Will get fat contract in offseason, but not from the Mets.

73 Ricardo Rincon

1

He’s gone, no questions asked.

50 Duaner Sanchez

2

He should be gone, but there’s a slight chance he stays.

57 Johan Santana

5

One of the best Mets stories of the 2009 season. 

60 Scott Schoeneweis

1

Despite contract, he’ll get salary dumped like Mota was.

35 Joe Smith

4

The Mets still have high hopes for him.

43 Brian Stokes

3

Might stick around because of his high 90′s fastball.

13 Billy Wagner

n/a

Out for the season and still collecting a big paycheck.

 

 

 

Catchers

 

 

40 Robinson Cancel

4

He should stick around as a backup.

11 Ramon Castro

1

No way the Mets count on his lazy, injury prone ass.

29 Gustavo Molina

2

Will probably start season in AAA.

23 Brian Schneider

3

Most likely to return in’09, but Mets expected more.

 

 

 

Infielders

 

 

1 Luis Castillo

1

The Mets will eat his contract and trade him ASAP.

21 Carlos Delgado

4

Mets will pick up his option, he’ll have huge walk year.

3 Damion Easley

1

Sorry Damion, you’re on the wrong side of 40.

22 Ramon Martinez

2

May stick around, but maybe not.

4 Argenis Reyes

4

He’ll either make team as backup or start in AAA.

7 Jose Reyes

4

He’ll stay, but trade rumors will abound.

5 David Wright

5

The face of the franchise goes nowhere.

 

 

 

Outfielders

 

 

9 Marlon Anderson

1

Won’t step foot onto CitiField.

15 Carlos Beltran

5

Opening Day centerfielder, has a no trade clause.

10 Endy Chavez

4

Most likely will be back because he is a fan favorite.

19 Ryan Church

3

His return is not as certain as you might think.

6 Nick Evans

4

Could make the team as utility player.

28 Daniel Murphy

5

Mets are intrigued by Murph and will find at-bats for him.

17 Fernando Tatis

3

He could resurface with the Mets in 2009.

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