What might a Mets playoff roster look like?
Mets Beat Writer Anthony DiComo gives us a preview of what a Mets playoff roster could look like. I really do believe that 2015 will be a playoff year for the New York Mets, and that they have more assets than everyone thinks that they do. They are a prime shortstop away from a World Series caliber year. Yes, I just said Mets and World Series in the same sentence!
Imagine if the Mets had made the playoffs this season. Given so many season-ending injuries and so much roster uncertainty, constructing a capable playoff roster would be a monumental task. Here’s a stab at what one might have looked like:
Catcher: Anthony Recker, Juan Centeno
Travis d’Arnaud had surgery earlier this week to remove a bone chip from his right elbow, in what sounded like a painful injury. It’s doubtful d’Arnaud would have been able to contribute to the playoff push, leaving the Mets stuck with Recker and Centeno. Top prospect Kevin Plawecki, even if ready (he’s not), would not have been eligible for the postseason roster.
Infield: Lucas Duda, Daniel Murphy, Wilmer Flores, David Wright, Ruben Tejada, Eric Campbell
A monster plot line would have been Wright’s left shoulder health heading into the playoffs. Assuming an in-contention Mets team would have shut their third baseman down at the…
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