Projecting the Mets’ Opening Day roster

By Danny Abriano
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Aug 29, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Mets catcher Travis d

For the first time in years, the Mets will head into Spring Training without any positional battles over starting jobs.

Here’s how things should shake out…


Travis d’Arnaud, who showed flashes of what he could be after a brief demotion to Triple-A Las Vegas in 2014.

First Base:

Lucas Duda, coming off a 30-homer season and without any competition. Duda may sit against tough left-handers, but that isn’t a certainty at this point.

Second Base:

Daniel Murphy, in the last year of his contract. The Mets have given no inclination that they want to extend Murphy, making a trade in-season a possibility – especially with Dilson Herrera waiting in the wings.


Wilmer Flores, whose defense at shortstop will be under the microscope at all times. Flores will likely need to be a major positive offensively to offset his shortcomings on defense.

Third Base:

David Wright, looking to return to form after a 2014 that was negatively impacted while he played through a left shoulder injury that has since healed.

Lef Field:

Curtis Granderson, who is expected to shift from right field due to the signing of Michael Cuddyer.

Center Field:

Juan Lagares, the defensive wizard who will be looking to build on the solid offensive season he had in 2014.

Right Field:

Michael Cuddyer, the Mets’ only major offseason acquisition.

Next: The Projected Starting Rotation