3) The Mets will benefit having a mix of rookie and veteran bats to test out
The Mets have a bunch of young prospects who might be ready to hit at the MLB level, but will not get the chance early on.
Someone like Francisco Alvarez has almost no shot at making the Opening Day roster despite being the best option the Mets have offensively behind the plate by far. While that might be frustrating for some fans, having Alvarez as an option to come up later in the year could provide the club with a major boost.
Having a big bat like Mark Vientos waiting in the wings ready to swing if there's an injury is a good thing.
With how Brett Baty has played this spring, the third base job is his to lose. Mixing his young bat with a veteran lineup while having an established veteran like Eduardo Escobar ready to back him up is an awesome luxury.
Ronny Mauricio is yet another example of a young player who could possibly be ready to steal some at-bats at the end of this season. Having these young guys who are capable of being there to replace veterans and give them days off when needed comes in handy in a very long six-month grind.