4) NY Mets dream starting lineup past the trade deadline: Pete Alonso, 1B
Wait, am I just naming all of the guys the Mets already have? So far, yes. The Mets don’t need to make adjustments at the top of their order. When guys are hurt or have a day off, they can mix things up. We’re in a dream state, though. Pete Alonso remains as the cleanup hitter. It’s a role he was destined for.
5) NY Mets dream starting lineup past the trade deadline: Jose Abreu, DH
Where did this guy come from? The Chicago White Sox slugger would be one of the dream trade deadline additions for me. You want a slugger? You want run-production? Jose Abreu is the guy to give it to the Mets. He’s a free agent after this season which means he might not be so unattainable in trades. If Billy Eppler can pull off a deal for him and the next guy in the order, we may need to open the 2023 season with a statue of him outside of Citi Field.
6) NY Mets dream starting lineup past the trade deadline: Willson Contreras, C
Let’s double down on the big trades with Chicago. This one would come courtesy of the Cubs with star catcher Willson Contreras added into the mix. We’re in a dream, remember. The Mets are able to acquire him without having to surrender Francisco Alvarez, Brett Baty, or any of the other untouchable prospects in the system. Maybe it’s Ronny Mauricio who headlines this deal. Whatever it is, don’t wake me up. This is a good dream, not a nightmare. It continues with the Mets getting the best catcher available and upgrading the offense in an immense way. He also ends up becoming best friends with Max Scherzer and Jacob deGrom because of how well they work together. Don't even try to wake me up.