There are no surprises here.
This rotation of Noah Syndergaard, Rafael Montero and Jacob deGrom is prospect-fun.
Also, the roster came out before the Mets officially signed 40-year-old Bobby Abreu. Also, the Mets signed Bobby Abreu to a minor league contract!
SS Wilmer Flores
2B Danny Muno
1B Allan Dykstra
UT Anthony Seratelli
1B/3B Zach Lutz
1B/3B/OF Eric Campbell
Wilmer and friends should get on base plenty. In all seriousness, this would be a good time for Flores to get his walk rate to 6% or better.
Matt den Dekker
In addition to Abreu, Eric Campbell can also play left field.
This is now an interesting race between den Dekker and Nieuwenhuis who are basically racing/hitting against each other and Abreu in case the Mets need another outfielder. And of course, can Puello prove that 2013 was not a fluke?
The Mets’ bullpen on Opening Day was bad. Some, maybe even most of these guys will get a shot in the big leagues over the course of 2014. Who will be first? Vic Black? Edgin? Goeddel? Reid?
Despite a tweet/story saying that had made the team, Jon Velasquez is not listed on the initial roster.
Here’s the roster in a Vegas_2014_Roster_March31_igbcrpag.