The dream Mets starting lineup for the 2024 season

This Mets lineup might never lose a game.
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Batting fourth for the dream Mets is first baseman Pete Alonso

Pete Alonso isn’t going anywhere in this dream Mets lineup. Lock him in at first base and the cleanup spot. With Juan Soto hitting in front of him, clobbering 40 home runs is a lock.

Alonso hasn’t been an exceptional OBP guy in his career which is one of the reasons why he stays in the number four spot. Soto has proven he can draw walks at an elite rate. After Nimmo, Lindor, and Soto, the Mets are sure to have plenty of guys on base in front of the Polar Bear.

In addition to hitting fourth for the dream Mets, Alonso is doing it as a much richer man. Mets fans rejoice in the offseason when Alonso gets a big fat extension to ensure he stays put for the rest of his career—not too long though. We don’t need him limping around the field trying to get to 700 home runs when he’s 44.

By the time pitchers are through with Alonso they’ll want a break. They’re not going to get it. This is the dream Mets team after all. Following a grand slam or another hit by pitch with the bases loaded, opposing teams will be shaking in their boots when the next man steps up to the plate to do even more damage.