Coppermine wrote:I didn't realize the Mets signed Hernandez AND Molina either...
Reyes - Should stay in the leadoff spot; still the Mets' best base stealer, and may be one of the best in baseball next year if he improves his OPS, which I think he will.
Lo Duca - A prototypical number 2 hitter if you ask me.
Beltran - A perfect number 3 hitter too if he can pull his average up over .300 like he's supposed to. Hopefully he'll "get with the program" this year.
Delgado - The cleanup hitter the Mets needed
Wright - Still perfect at number 5, but could hit 3rd if Beltran doesn't produce.
Floyd - I don't think he'll repeat the year he had last, but will be quite the productive 6 slot hitter
Nady - It's possible that Diaz won't even make the opening day roster with Chavez and Redman added to the lineup... I guess it'll depend on spring training, but Nady will probably be the everyday right fielder, but will undoubtably share the duties with one of the other guys.
Matsui - Only viable option right now at 2nd base, but the Mets are trying hard to deal him; I hope they do.
As for the rotation, it looks like Victor Zambrano's going to be the number 5 guys with Seo gone now. It's still one of the deepest rotations in the league, it just doesn't have a lot of late-inning staying power; hence the understandable reason they traded Seo to boost their bullpen. I don't Baez is going to happen now, as he's not work Heilman... but Heilman for Zito would be worth it if you ask me.
I hope its Reyes, Beltran, Wright, Delgado, Floyd, Loduca. And i doubt Beltran brings his avg. up to .300.