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Projecting the Mets’ Opening Day roster, 2/7

With eight days until Mets pitchers and catchers officially report to Port St. Lucie, Fla., it’s time to project the Opening Day roster yet again. There are just a couple tweaks from the previous projection to account for new signings. A couple notes:

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  • The following takes into account only those players under Major or Minor League contract with the Mets. We will not speculate on trades or free agent signings in this space — not that the Mets expect any more big ones, anyway.
  • For our purposes, any healthy player in big league camp will be considered in the running for a roster spot. So someone like Noah Syndergaard, who is not realistically competing for a rotation spot in Spring Training, will still be listed.
  • This list will be updated throughout the next two months based upon player acquisitions, injuries, Grapefruit League performances and comments from management.

Without further ado:

Lineup:
LF Eric Young, Jr.
2B Daniel Murphy
3B David Wright
RF Curtis Granderson
CF Chris Young
1B Ike Davis

C  Travis d’Arnaud

SS Ruben Tejada

Bench:
1B/OF Lucas Duda
OF Andrew Brown
1B/3B Josh Satin
SS/2B Omar Quintanilla
C Anthony Recker

Rotation:
LHP Jon Niese

RH
P Bartolo Colon
RHP Dillon Gee
RHP Zack Wheeler
RHP Jenrry Mejia

Bullpen:
RHP Bobby Parnell (CL)
RHP Vic Black
RHP Jeurys Familia
RHP Kyle Farnsworth*
RHP Carlos Torres
LHP Scott Rice
LHP Josh Edgin

Injured:
RHP Matt Harvey, RHP Jeremy Hefner

In the running:
C Taylor Teagarden*, C Juan Centeno, C Kevin Plawecki*, INF Wilmer Flores, INF Zach Lutz, INF Wilfredo Tovar, INF Eric Campbell*, INF Danny Muno*, INF Brandon Allen*, INF Anthony Seratelli*, OF Juan Lagares, OF Matt den Dekker, OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis, OF Cesar Puello, OF Dustin Lawley*, OF Corey Vaughn*, OF Brandon Nimmo*, OF Matt Clark*, RHP Jacob deGrom, RHP Erik Goeddel, RHP Ryan Reid, RHP Jeff Walters, RHP Chase Bradford*, RHP Joel Carreno*, RHP John Church*, RHP Rafael Montero, RHP Miguel Socolovich*, RHP Noah Syndergaard*, RHP Cory Mazzoni*, RHP Logan Verrett*, RHP John Lannan*, RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka*, RHP Gonzalez Germen, LHP Steven Matz, LHP Adam Kolarek*, LHP Jack Leathersich*.

*Denotes non-roster invitee

Notes:
I updated the bullpen to include newly-signed Kyle Farnsworth, who is on a Minor League deal but is a strong bet to make the team. To accommodate Farnsworth, I bumped Gonzalez Germen to the bullpen, though he’s no more at risk than anyone else. … One other name to watch out for: infielder/outfielder Matt Clark, who is also on a Minor League deal. The left-handed Clark could certainly make the Opening Day bench, particularly if the Mets send Lucas Duda to the Minors instead of Juan Lagares.

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