- Next DFA pick off the Mets 40 man roster?
- Do you believe in Jason Vargas second half or do you want another starter signed on a MLB deal?
- Out of Handhold, Bashlor and Drew Smith? Who will have the best career?
Gem: I was all about Drew Smith when the Mets acquired him and I can’t leave the man hanging now. No really, I like what I see with Smith and will HOPEFULLY stick around.
Corné: Hanhold has major stuff. A high 90s Sinking Fastball that misses bats. He had a 10.4 K/9 in MLB (including his mlb stint) pairing his FB with a solid slider. He is my pick to have the best career.
Andrew: I’m a big Drew Smith fan. He did not do well coming into a game with runners on base but give him a clean inning and he did very well. I think he can easily improve his inherented runners on base number and prove to be a valuable arm in the bullpen.
David: Drew Smith strikes me as the best of the bunch.
- Who will play the most innings in CF?
Gem: Wow, my guess is going to be Nimmo, with McNeil in left, and Conforto in right. It’ll be a rough for McNeil to start off his outfield experience in the most demanding of the three. Conforto has played center in the past however he does have a decent amount of right field experience and with Nimmo being the younger, faster, and more agile player, it only makes sense to slot him back in center field. I don’t think the Mets will suffer defensively in the outfield.
Corné: Nimmo, with McNeil getting a lot of time in LF I see Nimmo getting the most innings in CF. Broxton and Lagares will play their part there as well and if injuries occur their is no doubt that it will be Broxton or Lagares. I still think Lagares could be traded as him and Broxton are pretty identical players. If not they are both depth who will play CF late and make some starts, plus the mentioned injuries that can occur.
Andrew: I’ll go with Nimmo. I think the Mets really want to make sure McNeil is in the lineup a good amount of the time which would mean he’ll most likely be playing LF. If that’s the case in would play Conforto in RF and shift Nimmo to CF.
David: Keon. Lagares will get injured and Keon will play quite a bit.
- Will Todd Frazier make it the whole season as a Met?
- How many innings will Matz pitch?
Gem: We’re not going to see 200 innings out of Matz yet. He’s obviously had a substantial injury history but I can see him only doing one D.L. stint, paired up with Callaway possibly manipulating the rotation to finesse a extra day off every now and then. I’ll put him at 175.
Corné: 175. Matz will have a big season and will increase his regular season with 21 more innings. Another step forward for Matz
Andrew: I think Matz will get to 180 innings pitched if he stays healthy. Despite his 5-11 record I really like what I saw from Matz this past season. He seemed a lot more calm on the mound and took to Dave Eiland’s pitching hitters inside philosophy. I’d like to see Matz continue to improve on what he did last year.
David: I will go with around 140 innings