August 27, 2007

Just A Quick Roster Update

For the first time this season, the Mets will be able to field the new revamped starting lineup that will “hopefully” be making their way into October ball. What these players do over the next few days will give us all a good idea on where we stand in the National League East.

So for those of you who don’t know, or just weren’t paying that much attention to the Met roster carrousel, here’s what we’re looking at:

1. Jose Reyes
2. Luis Castillo
3. David Wright
4. Carlos Beltran
5. Moises Alou
6. Carlos Delgado
7. Paul Lo Duca
8. Lastings Milledge
9. Pitcher

The only question is, is Willie going to bat Milledge or Lo Duca eighth. I don’t think there is much of a concern as to which player bats before the pitcher because Milledge has proven he can hit in that slot with success and Lo Duca is just a professional hitter. Although, I would rather see Milledge bat in this slot because it allows the Mets to have some extra speed down in the order, if it come to Reyes being up.

For now the bench is looking like this:

C – Mike Di Felice
1B – Jeff Conine, Shawn Green; Marlon Anderson
2B – Ruben Gotay
SS – Ruben Gotay
3B – Marlon Anderson; Jeff Conine
OF – Shawn Green, Marlon Anderson, Jeff Conine

This isn’t to say that once Endy Chavez comes back into the picture that the Mets will carry 7 outfielders into the playoffs, but we have seen stranger things.


Anonymous said...

id like to see milledge bat higher and push delgado down to the seven slot

Anonymous said...

or maybe put conine in as a regular

Anonymous said...

none of those are gonna happen

Anonymous said...

milledge does need to be moved up in the order though

Anonymous said...

yeah i dont think hes getting a fair shake

John Young said...

Not Getting a fair shake?

He just benched Green and was given the starting right field job. How is that not a fair shake?

He has had alot of success hitting from the 8 hole and provides speed before the pitcher and if Reyes comes up to bat.

So tell me, honestly, how that isn't a fair shake?

Anonymous said...

im just saying that i think they are waiting for him to fail

Tommy said...

marlon anderson is also a second baseman