Projecting the Opening Day roster: 1/27

No major changes to the roster in the past week mean there are no changes to the projection — and it may remain that way until pitchers and catchers report on Feb. 15. Regardless, this is a weekly exercise, and so we press on:

tankersley.jpgC – Josh Thole
1B – Ike Davis
2B – Brad Emaus
SS – Jose Reyes
3B – David Wright
OF – Jason Bay
OF – Carlos Beltran
OF – Angel Pagan
Bench – Chin-lung Hu
Bench – Daniel Murphy
Bench – Scott Hairston
Bench – Willie Harris
Bench – Mike Nickeas

SP – Mike Pelfrey
SP – R.A. Dickey
SP – Jon Niese
SP – Chris Young
SP – Chris Capuano
RP – Francisco Rodriguez
RP – Bobby Parnell
RP – D.J. Carrasco
RP – Taylor Tankersley
RP – Taylor Buchholz
RP – Manny Acosta
RP – Pedro Beato

Comments: Nickeas makes the team due to the eight games remaining on Ronny Paulino’s PED suspension. The additions of relievers Blaine Boyer and Tim Byrdak, both to Minor League contracts, create even more competition for Tankersley, Buchholz, Acosta and Beato. Look for this situation to remain muddy until the final weeks of Spring Training.

—–Follow along on Twitter @AnthonyDiComo.

7 Comments

That doesn’t look awful to me. Sure there are a lot of variables, but with ‘all that money’ coming off the books next season it looks fairly ok.

The way I see it, we have to hope for constant improvement by Ike Davis and Josh Thole, Wright and Pagan have to preform similar to last year, and a resurgence is needed from Reyes, Bay and Beltran… which is not unlikely!

I think out pitchers will do okay until Johan comes back, and hopefully with a ‘Danny Valencia-type’ call-up we’ll be descent.
Let’s go Mets!

How do you rate Tankersly’s stats as better than Byrdak’s.

The Mets are loaded in the second base department because they also have Ruben Tejada for that position who is a young player beside of Brad Emaus in wish is not a bad out look for being a up the middle line Fans

The Mets are loaded in the second base department because they also have Ruben Tejada for that position who is a young player beside of Brad Emaus in wish is not a bad out look for being a up the middle line Fans

I see the Tejada mention in the comments above, and I wonder if the Mets plan is for him to play short at Buffalo (AAA) and call him up when they trade Reyes during the season. I think Ruben can handle the glove in the majors already, and it is true that the Mets are a bit deep at second organizationally, with Justin Turner (R), Russ Adams (L), Reese Havens (L), Josh Satin (R) Double A or above. Maybe a lefty-righty platoon at second, ala the AAA and AA mgrs Teufel-Backman? That’d be ok with me. And where in the world is Castillo?

I see the Tejada mention in the comments above, and I wonder if the Mets plan is for him to play short at Buffalo (AAA) and call him up when they trade Reyes during the season. I think Ruben can handle the glove in the majors already, and it is true that the Mets are a bit deep at second organizationally, with Justin Turner (R), Russ Adams (L), Reese Havens (L), Josh Satin (R) Double A or above. Maybe a lefty-righty platoon at second, ala the AAA and AA mgrs Teufel-Backman? That’d be ok with me. And where in the world is Castillo?

What happens to Oliver Perez and Luis Castillo?????

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