Batting fifth for the dream Mets is DH Shohei Ohtani
For the love of fairness! You can’t build a dream Mets starting lineup without including Shohei Ohtani. As much as it might outrage some fans to see him hitting as low as fifth, it’s tough to push him up when considering how the rest of the lineup looks. Alonso’s presence in the number four spot does help break up the powerful left-handed bats of Soto and Ohtani. We need some strategy here instead of just throwing the best possible hitters all in a row, right?
Order them differently if you’d like. There is no wrong place to put Ohtani in your dream Mets lineup. The only mistake is excluding him altogether.
Ohtani will hit the open market this offseason seeking what could end up as the biggest contract in MLB history. Unavailable to pitch for at least the 2024 season, questions about how much the contract value will actually turn out to be do linger.
We’re in Mets dreamland right now and in this scenario, Ohtani spends the 2024 season as the DH clobbering a whole lot of home runs. By year two with the Mets, he’s back on the mound every sixth day in a starting rotation he headlines alongside Kodai Senga and Yoshinobu Yamamoto.