Posted by Mack Ade at 8:00 AM
I wrote a post on September 26th in which I outlined my thoughts on the 2017 roster on opening day.
I’d like a do-over in the outfield.
CF – Curtis Granderson -I’ve moving him back to centerfield and boxing him in with Yoenes Cespedes in leftfield and Jay Bruce in right. Everything that is going on in September is proving to me that this might be the last chance the Mets could have on their hands three 30+ home run hitter that could consistently bat 3-4-5 in this lineup. I have to go for the moon here by punching in Bruce’s 2017 option and renegotiating Cespedes into a $30mil/yr deal for hopefully two years and an option
Michael Conforto, Juan Lagares, and Brandon Nimmo give me stellar options either as utility backups or quality trade pieces to find a stud catcher of first baseman. Work their ass off in the off season, come to camp ready, and two become the backups.
The other… Las Vegas starter number one.
Only last decision would be who drives Ty Kelly, Alejandro De Aza, and Justin Ruggiano to theLas Vegas airport to join Roger Bernadina and Travis Taijerson, There’s no one coming up behind them anyway so there’s absolutely no pressure on the Vegas team.