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.
56 Luis Ayala
Never connected with fans or team.
25 Pedro Feliciano
Will get another chance to prove he belongs.
27 Nelson Figueroa
He’s as good as gone.
48 Aaron Heilman
There is no way the Mets bring him back.
44 Brandon Knight
May return, but probably not.
33 John Maine
Mets love him, he will return to the rotation.
45 Pedro Martinez
Adios Pedro, Thanks for the memories.
32 Carlos Muniz
Back to AAA for tons more seasoning.
49 Jonathon Niese
AAA or part of a package for a starter.
39 Bobby Parnell
Back to the minors for more seasoning.
34 Mike Pelfrey
Will be a big part of the 2009 rotation.
46 Oliver Perez
Will get fat contract in offseason, but not from the Mets.
73 Ricardo Rincon
He’s gone, no questions asked.
50 Duaner Sanchez
He should be gone, but there’s a slight chance he stays.
57 Johan Santana
One of the best Mets stories of the 2009 season.
60 Scott Schoeneweis
Despite contract, he’ll get salary dumped like Mota was.
35 Joe Smith
The Mets still have high hopes for him.
43 Brian Stokes
Might stick around because of his high 90′s fastball.
13 Billy Wagner
Out for the season and still collecting a big paycheck.
40 Robinson Cancel
He should stick around as a backup.
11 Ramon Castro
No way the Mets count on his lazy, injury prone ass.
29 Gustavo Molina
Will probably start season in AAA.
23 Brian Schneider
Most likely to return in’09, but Mets expected more.
1 Luis Castillo
The Mets will eat his contract and trade him ASAP.
21 Carlos Delgado
Mets will pick up his option, he’ll have huge walk year.
3 Damion Easley
Sorry Damion, you’re on the wrong side of 40.
22 Ramon Martinez
May stick around, but maybe not.
4 Argenis Reyes
He’ll either make team as backup or start in AAA.
7 Jose Reyes
He’ll stay, but trade rumors will abound.
5 David Wright
The face of the franchise goes nowhere.
9 Marlon Anderson
Won’t step foot onto CitiField.
15 Carlos Beltran
Opening Day centerfielder, has a no trade clause.
10 Endy Chavez
Most likely will be back because he is a fan favorite.
19 Ryan Church
His return is not as certain as you might think.
6 Nick Evans
Could make the team as utility player.
28 Daniel Murphy
Mets are intrigued by Murph and will find at-bats for him.
17 Fernando Tatis
He could resurface with the Mets in 2009.