Overall thoughts... I have only one worry right now with the Mets spring.
Jamilia is not going to be around on opening day, Sales has gotten no time on the bump, and Reed (10.13) does not look ready. Add Blevens (5.68) and Edgin (4.32) and, as of right now, we got problems in America's city.
I wouldn't be surprised if Wheeler continues to pitch well and stay healthy, that both Gsellman and Lugo start off the season in the pen. Let's face it... right now they are two of the top six pitchers on the team.
The only injury (Wright) was expected and overall play has been outstanding. The only undetermined slots in the 25-man continue to be a 5th outfielder and the last pitcher in the pen. It seems to me that the Mets have to make roon somewhere for Seth Lugo. He's tearing up the WBC and he's a legitimate major league pitcher.
As for the 5th outfielder, I don't see 1997 being the year for either Conforto and Nimmo and one must wonder if they both should play (again) daily in Vegas and let someone like Ty Kelly fill the role here.
Mike Harvey – I guess we all have to realize at this point that Harvey may never be the kind of pitcher we saw when he first came up. Right now, he looks to be fighting for a spot in this rotation. His velo was up… 92-93, hit 95… but he simply can now be hit. Dan Warthan even said that he thinks the sub-95 Harvey might be the ‘new normal’ and he’ll have to rely heavily on his secondary pitches.
Steven Matz - Not the best outing this week. Through 42 pitches through two innings. He batted twice in the second which made me worry about his stamina in the third. One really good thing to see was his picking off a runner in the third. I know he was working with ex-Met Scott Rice on his move to first and, so far this season, he's one for one to first. Matz finished stronger than he started, though he did walk as many as batters he struck out (three). On to next week's start.
Wilmer Flores - Flores gave us six reasons (RBIs) on Friday... off a righty... why the issue of who will be the starting third baseman may not have been etched in stone yet.
For me, right now, the fixed Mets pen consists of Smoker, Reed, Blevens, Sales, Robles, and either Gsellman or Lugo
My guess is either Gilmartin, Goeddel, Edgin, or Montero would be dropped from the 40-man to make room for Sewald.