A pair of Mets 40-man roster spots could soon open, who snags them?
2) Why the NY Mets could add DJ Stewart to the 40-man roster
DJ Stewart is another outfielder for the Mets to consider adding to their 40-man roster. He has hit well this spring and is more of a bat-first type of player the club brought in this offseason. A remaining minor league option the team would be sure to use this season if he did get promoted, Stewart is someone the Mets would want to consider if they wanted some offensive firepower.
Needless to say, the firepower he’d add to the lineup wouldn’t be extensive. There is a reason why he was a minor league free agent. The 29-year-old corner outfielder is a good bat to have in Triple-A. In the majors, the lefty-swinger is this year’s Daniel Palka. We may never see him. We may end up needing him a lot depending on the health of guys like Mark Canha, Starling Marte, and even Daniel Vogelbach.
3) Why the NY Mets could add Josh Walker to the 40-man roster
Josh Walker has already been reassigned to minor league camp, but an opening could always make him a candidate to get added to the 40-man roster. Walker is a left-handed reliever option for the Mets this season. The former starter has struggled too much in that role for the team to have any more patience. Instead, the team should start looking at him as a bullpen option this year.
Walker may need to prove himself in actual games during the regular season before getting added to the 40-man roster. He’s pretty far from actually making it to the majors. Other pitchers could take precedence.