The dream Mets starting lineup for the 2024 season

This Mets lineup might never lose a game.
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Batting third for the dream Mets is right fielder Juan Soto

Oh, baby! If you weren’t feeling tingly yet, you are now. In a massive blockbuster trade, the Mets acquire Juan Soto from the San Diego Padres. Who cares what they send there? We’re dreaming now!

Soto is going to be one of those players Mets fans dream about until he gets his next contract to extend beyond the 2024 season. He’s the most massive free agent after. The team should already plan to make a run at him.

He is the first of the non-existent Mets players to enter this dream. How likely is it that the team acquires him in the offseason in our reality? It’s probably not as good as we’d like to hope.

The Padres would need to change the direction of their organization to give up on him so quickly. A midseason trade deadline deal seems more appropriate if they fall out of contention. They’ve done more than dip their toes into the water to try to win a championship. They’re drowning in it even with some big free agents of their own leaving this offseason.

Soto is the young superstar Mets fans have been waiting to add to the roster for years. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. No dream lineup is complete without him.