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MLB announced that there would be 28-man rosters for the month of April. The Mets have several different ways they could use these two extra spots, besides the default of just adding extra relievers. They could:

Carry a third catcher given the injury to James McCann
Carry a legitimate backup outfielder given the injury to Starling Marte
Carry an additional starting pitcher, given the injury to Taijuan Walker

Some might say that the extra relievers would be valuable, given the short Spring Training and the likelihood that starters will pitch even fewer innings than usual in the early going. My preference would still be to have relievers pitch multiple innings. That’s an easier plan to utilize if Seth Lugo is back to his old self.

11 comments on “Wednesday catch-all thread (3/23/22)

  • Wobbit

    Marte
    Nimmo
    Lindor
    Alonso
    Escobar
    Davis/Cano
    Canha
    McNeil
    McCann/Nido
    and Smith, Guillorme
    I add Travis Jankowski total 14

    DeGrom
    Scherza
    Bassit
    Walker
    Carrasco
    Megill
    Anderson
    Williams
    Diaz
    Lugo
    Castro
    May
    Ottavino
    Lucchesi
    14 pitchers… total 28.

    Perhaps Anderson and Megill start the season at AAA, leaving room for two others to start the season, but I would have trouble saying whom and for what reason. It is better for younger players to play at AAA then sit at ML level..

    • Metsense

      Lucchesi is recovering from TJ surgery.

  • Metsense

    The starting pitchers aren’t stretched out because of the shorten spring training so 15 pitchers would be prudent. The DH also eliminates the need of the PH because the pitcher doesn’t bat anymore.
    Plummer or Lee should make team if Marte isn’t ready based on their 2021 minor league stats. They deserved it and should be rewarded for last year.
    Peterson or Megill should make the team if Walker isn’t ready based on their total major league stats. They earned the first nod.
    The two extra pitchers in April can make an impression to stay on the ML team past May 1st. It would be healthy competition for the backend of the bullpen.

  • BoomBoom

    OF: Nimmo, Marte, Canha
    IF: Alonso, McNeil, Lindor, Escobar, Guillorme
    DH: Cano, Davis, Smith
    C: McCann, Nido
    Extra: Jankowski (or Lee/Plummer)

    14 offense

    SP: DeGrom, Max, Bassitt, Carrasco, Walker (Mcgill if walker not ready)
    BP: Diaz, May, Lugo, Castro, Drew Smith, Shreve, Claudio, Reid-Foley, Ottavino

    14 pitchers

    Claudio or Reid Foley goes down with Jankowski when rosters shrink

  • Brian Joura

    NYC expected to lift mandate tomorrow. One fewer pothole in the road to a championship!

    • JohnFromAlbany

      That was a good one on Cano Gus. Thanks for sharing.

      • TexasGusCC

        My pleasure John. Tried to leave you a comment, but couldn’t.

  • Wobbit

    Just noticed the new faces on the Mets360 banner at the top.
    Sweet! I’ll be watching for when the Thor and Conforto images are scrapped…

  • TexasGusCC

    Blue Jays traded Grichuk today; Conforto fits like a glove now. Why can’t we open up space like that when we have to?

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