Lannan is back in contention for a rotation spot after Terry Collins said he would likely open season in the Mets bullpen as the second lefthander.
There’s a good chance that the Mets starting rotation will be Bartolo Colon, Dillon Gee, Zack Wheeler, Daisuke Matsuzaka and John Lannan to open the season if Jon Niese were to miss considerable time.
Here is the starting lineup for the Mets:
- Matt den Dekker, LF
- Ruben Tejada, SS
- Kirk Nieuwenhuis, CF
- Zach Lutz, 1B
- Eric Campbell, 3B
- Anthony Recker, DH
- Juan Centeno, C
- Anthony Seratelli, RF
- Omar Quintanilla, 2B
Den Dekker and Nieuwenhuis are two of the hottest players in the Grapefruit League. MDD leads the league in batting and OBP. Tejada needs a two-hit day desperately if only to get the media pressure off his back for a day.
Agree or disagree with this prediction from a veteran scout on Sunday.
“The Mets are out of it at the July 31 trade deadline and they trade Bartolo Colon for Didi Gregorius. That way they keep their young pitching and save some money, too.”
Enjoy the game and Lets Go Mets!