Dream Mets starting lineup for the 2023 season

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4) Dream NY Mets starting lineup: Aaron Judge batting fourth, RF

If Ohtani gets a boom then Aaron Judge gets a bang! Batting cleanup for our dream Mets lineup, we have the 62-home runs from the Bronx. The biggest free agent signing anyone can make this offseason, an angry Steve Cohen directs Billy Eppler to go as gigantic as it gets.

Judge becomes the new right fielder for the team. He’ll get the occasional start at DH and even see action in center field but only if needed. Keeping him healthy will be important. But because this is a dream, he plays almost all 162 games.

There won’t be a better power hitter out there for the Mets to increase their home run total and overall run production. Trading for Ohtani and also signing Judge would be the ultimate power move by the front office in Flushing.

As I’ve already reminded you plenty, we’re in a dream right now.

If Ohtani hasn’t already driven in some runs, you better believe Judge would. He’d have some nice protection behind him in the starting lineup, too. As great as Judge has been for the New York Yankees, the other Big Apple baseball club has gotten plenty of production out of the number five hitter in this perfect lineup scenario.