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What if?: What would the 2011 Mets look like if they kept their prospects?



People are never too keen on trading top prospects (see Scott Kazmir).  But over the past decade, the Mets have traded away an incredible level of talented prospects (or simply let them sign elsewhere).  So let's see what the roster could look like if they all stayed.

The starting 5.  Keep in mind- the Kris Benson, Victor Zambrano, John Maine, Johan Santana, Ollie/Roberto Hernandez and El Duque Trades never happened.

SP- Scott Kazmir

SP- Mike Pelfrey

SP- Jon Niese

SP- Brian Bannister

SP- R.A. Dickey

The Bullpen. The Ben Johnson, Jason Vargas, Guillermo Mota, Ambriorix Burgos, and JJ Putz Trades never happened.  K-Rod signing never happened.

CP- Heath Bell

RHP- Matt Lindstrom

RHP- Phillip Humber (assuming he's moved to bullpen)

RHP- Aaron Heilman

RHP- Henry Owens

RHP- "Captain Fastball" Bobby Parnell

LOOGY- Royce Ring

The Starting Lineup and Bench.  The Jorge Velandia, Carlos Delgado, Luis Castillo, Kris Benson, and Ryan Church trades never happened. Jason Bay signing never happened, but we never traded him to San Diego.

C- Josh Thole

1B- Ike Davis

2B- Marco Scutaro

3B- David Wright

SS- Jose Reyes

LF- Jose Bautista

CF- Carlos Beltran

RF- Nelson Cruz

 

C- Jesus Flores

IF- Daniel Murphy

IF- Ty Wigginton

OF- Jason Bay

OF- Angel Pagan

 

Is this team necessarily better than the one they have now? Discuss.

My 2 cents- Yes, but the bullpen is a little shaky outside of Bell, but it beats what we have now. Also, any time Jason Bay and Angel Pagan are on your bench, odds are you have a good team.

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