2014 Mets Opening Day Roster and Thoughts

An article by posted on March 29, 2014

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Here is the official 2014 Opening Day Roster for the New York Mets.

Starting Rotation

  1. Dillon Gee, RHP
  2. Bartolo Colon, RHP
  3. Zack Wheeler, RHP
  4. Jon Niese LHP (Disabled List)
  5. Jenrry Mejia, RHP

Projected Starting Lineup

  1. Eric Young Jr., LF
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2B
  3. David Wright, 3B
  4. Curtis Granderson, RF
  5. Chris Young, CF
  6. Ike Davis, 1B
  7. Travis d’Arnaud, C
  8. Ruben Tejada, SS

Bench

  1. Anthony Recker, C
  2. Josh Satin, 1B/3B
  3. Omar Quintanilla, SS
  4. Juan Lagares, OF
  5. Lucas Duda, 1B/OF
  6. Andrew Brown, OF

Bullpen 

  1. Bobby Parnell, RHP
  2. Jose Valverde, RHP
  3. Gonzalez Germen, RHP
  4. Scott Rice, LHP
  5. Jeurys Familia, RHP
  6. John Lannan, LHP
  7. Carlos Torres, RHP

As I mentioned in my earlier roster projection the Mets would go with an extra position player until Niese is activated from the DL on April 6th. As I suspected, Brown deservedly got the nod.

However, barring injuries, Davis and Duda will both remain on the roster once the Mets go back to a five man bench and Brown will go back to Triple-A Las Vegas.

As I also speculated last week, Anthony Seratelli never had a chance really. Quintanilla is close with Collins who views him as a working-class hero. Still, Seratelli didn’t hit his weight and isn’t a better defensive shortstop which the team needs with Tejada.

As I mentioned in several of the comment threads, regarding the decision about Daisuke Matsuzaka, the Mets made the right move. When Dice-K was first signed I said repeatedly he would provide depth as the sixth starter. And that’s exactly what he provides.

Do not forget we are still a team that is building toward the future. We need to see what we have in Mejia, who was the organization’s number one pitching prospect for two years before he got injured. This is his time.

Lets Go Mets!

(Photo by David Conde, Metsmerized Online)

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