Pinch me. I’m dreaming. It’s how New York Mets fans felt the moment the Wilpons finally sold the team. Better yet, the buyer was Steve Cohen.
Cohen’s Mets have a different feel. This is especially true when it comes to adding parts to the roster to make it as great as can be. The MLB trade deadline lies ahead for this club and it’s another chance for them to improve the roster further.
Cohen owning the Mets is a dream no fan wants to wake up from. Getting into the next stage of this slumber, let’s fantasize about a dream Mets starting lineup after the trade deadline. We’ll keep it a little real but add some new pieces that would completely change the way we feel about this team and how many runs they can score.
1) NY Mets dream starting lineup past the trade deadline: Brandon Nimmo, CF
There is no change needed here. Brandon Nimmo has been exceptional both in center field and out of the leadoff spot all season. There is no need to make any change at all. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
2) NY Mets dream starting lineup past the trade deadline: Starling Marte, RF
Again, no changes here. We leave Starling Marte out there in right field to hit second. He can move around the lineup every so often. That’s fine, too. But let’s not reinvent the wheel. The Mets lineup can’t get much better than Nimmo and Marte back-to-back at the top.
3) NY Mets dream starting lineup past the trade deadline: Francisco Lindor, SS
I get arguments to move Francisco Lindor to a different part of the lineup but it’s just not necessary. He fits in well as the number three hitter even if he isn’t putting up the numbers in some areas. As long as he drive sin runs, he stays.