Mar 5, 2014; Melbourne, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jenrry Mejia (58) throws against the Washington Nationals in spring training action at Space Coast Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

Common Sense Mets Roster Projection

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As spring “battles” have raged on for the Mets in the outfield and starting rotation, both Adam Rubin of ESPN New York and Anthony DiComo of MLB.com have taken a stab at predicting what the eventual opening day roster will be.

Rubin and DiComo have used what they’ve seen in camp and what they’ve heard from Terry Collins in order to help shape their predictions.

Not surprisingly, their predictions (updated in the last day) both leave Juan Lagares out of the starting lineup and Jenrry Mejia out of the starting rotation.

When you place emphasis on what Terry Collins says, it isn’t hard to see why both Rubin and DiComo have rosters that place Lagares and Mejia in spots where they shouldn’t be.

Below is a “common sense” Mets roster projection. In other words, this is what the Mets should do. It’s also what I believe Sandy Alderson will eventually wind up mandating:

Lineup:

Nick Franklin, SS (acquired from Seattle)

Daniel Murphy, 2B

David Wright, 3B

Curtis Granderson, RF

Ike Davis, 1B

Chris Young, LF

Travis d’Arnaud, C

Juan Lagares, CF

Starting Rotation:

Jonathon Niese, LHP

Bartolo Colon, RHP

Dillon Gee, RHP

Zack Wheeler, RHP

Jenrry Mejia, RHP

Bullpen:

Bobby Parnell, RHP

Vic Black, RHP

Scott Rice, LHP

Jeurys Familia, RHP

Jose Valverde, RHP

Joel Carreno, RHP

Carlos Torres, RHP

Bench:

Josh Satin, IF

Lucas Duda, 1B

Eric Young, Jr., OF

Anthony Recker, C

Ruben Tejada, SS/2B

 

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