The dream Mets starting lineup for the 2024 season

This Mets lineup might never lose a game.

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Batting ninth for the dreams Mets is third baseman Ronny Mauricio

If Brett Baty is your dream third baseman, all of the power to you. He just doesn’t feel ideal anymore. Ronny Mauricio is the newer toy and seeing him at third base for the Mets late in 2023 should have fans wanting more.

Maybe in this dream the Mets find a way to have Mauricio and Baty share third base duties. Hey, it’s your fantasy. In mine, it’s Mauricio who wins the third base job and becomes the more reliable player at the hot corner moving forward. He has better speed and the capability of hitting for just as much power.

The Mets don’t have too many great options at third base outside of trying out the kids a bit longer. Matt Chapman is a free agent, but not someone all that tempting any longer. Could the St. Louis Cardinals look to trade someone like Nolan Arenado or even the San Diego Padres deal Manny Machado? This dream needs to be a little more realistic. We’ve already signed Ohtani and Bellinger. We used our assets to acquire Soto.

No, it’s perfectly fine to have Mauricio as the dream third baseman. In dream land, we can enjoy watching him become a more competent big leaguer. He’ll erase any doubts.

How many games does this dream Mets lineup win for the team? It’s probably going to depend on the pitching staff and the bullpen. Maybe the next time our eyes shut we can dream of what those groups look like.