Mets predicted to make 3 more roster additions by Opening Day

The Opening Day roster is nearly complete.
Championship Series - Texas Rangers v Houston Astros - Game Seven
Championship Series - Texas Rangers v Houston Astros - Game Seven / Carmen Mandato/GettyImages

What will the New York Mets roster look like on Opening Day 2024? SNY’s Danny Abriano took his best stab at it and came away with three roster additions.

Three is probably a safe guess. Two relief pitchers and a bat is what many will agree the Mets still need to add. It’s precisely what Abriano predicts but not exactly what everyone desires.

The Mets will sign Ryne Stanek

Another right-handed reliever is realistic for the Mets. In Abriano’s prediction, he goes with Ryne Stanek. One of several options for the Mets to turn to, he’s coming off of a three-year run with the Houston Astros. Stanek may be best known for his time with the Tampa Bay Rays serving as an opener beginning in 2018. Since leaving Tampa Bay, he has been used exclusively as a traditional reliever. With Houston, he had ERAs of 3.42, 1.15, and 4.09. He’s entirely realistic for the Mets bullpen.

The Mets will sign Wandy Peralta

Sound the alarms. Another ex-New York Yankees player could be headed to Flushing. One of the remaining left-handed free agents available for the Mets happens to be yet another guy who suited up for the Yankees. Who truly cares about his former team anyway? Peralta isn’t flashy but gets the job done. Familiarity with New York and the new skipper in Queens, Carlos Mendoza, should at least have him listening to an offer.

The Mets will trade Omar Narvaez and promote Tomas Nido

The bat the Mets get is Tomas Nido. Not exciting, huh? Abriano is down on the thought of the Mets going against the direction they’ve already headed. The DH spot will be Mark Vientos and DJ Stewart’s to lose along with plenty of at-bats from others as the season progresses. Nido’s spot on the roster is to replace Omar Narvaez who is unceremoniously traded away. It will take the Mets eating most of the contract plus maybe even an injury for a spot elsewhere to clear.

The rest of the roster is easy to figure out. The bullpen is made up of newcomers the Mets don't have minor league options on. The Phil Bickford arbitration case ends up being moot because he's not there and understandably so. He's clogging up a roster spot better utilized on someone else.