NY Mets bench of players born outside of the 50 states
C – Ramon Castro from Puerto Rico: One of the better backup catchers in Mets history, Castro may even win starting duties over Ramos if he’s the kind of player he was in 2007.
INF – Asdrubal Cabrera from Venezuela: Possibly the best candidate for the DH role (I’d probably bat him sixth in the lineup), we have one of the more underrated Mets starters in recent history capable of playing multiple infield positions.
INF – Wilmer Flores from Venezuela: Can you have an all-time Mets lineup of any kind without him? You can but considering where he was born and his spot on the bench, we need him for walk-off hits.
OF – Juan Lagares from the Dominican Republic: For mostly defensive purposes, we have his slick-fielding abilities stashed on the bench.
OF – Endy Chavez from Venezuela: A more productive hitter than Lagares, we can probably get better pinch hitting results from Chavez; and possibly more clutch defensive plays if we can make it to the postseason.
The bench isn’t the greatest but whose is? We have two infielders with a history of playing multiple positions for the Mets and a pair of outfielders with some speed and defensive abilities.
I’m happy with the position players.
No team will win without top-tier pitching. Can our rotation and bullpen get us victories?