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My NYM Roster 2014 Opening Day

This is my projected 2014 Opening Day Roster for the Mets. It involves them signing Hunter Pence to a multiyear deal to man right field for the next few years, the acquisition of Danny Espinosa who has found himself without a job on the Nationals, and one of Phil Hughes, Scott Kazmir, or Paul Maholm. With an expected payroll next year of $55 million from players currently on the roster, they should have ample room to give Pence $15 million a year, one of those starters about $10 million a year, and Espinosa his couple million in arbitration (if he's even eligible yet). I don't think this projection takes the Mets out of their projected payroll of about $95 million for the entire team. Conspicuously missing from this list of players are Ruben Tejada and Lucas Duda, who I speculate will be moved (the latter) or sent down (the former) over the course of the winter.

Fielding Alignment

C: Travis d’Arnaud

1B: Ike Davis

2B: Daniel Murphy

3B: David Wright

SS: Danny Espinosa

LF: Eric Young Jr.

CF: Kirk Nieuwenhuis

RF: Hunter Pence

Lineup

1. Eric Young Jr.

2. Daniel Murphy

3. David Wright

4. Ike Davis

5. Hunter Pence

6. Travis d’Arnaud

7. Danny Espinosa

8. Kirk Nieuwenhuis

Bench

OF: Juan Lagares

C: Anthony Recker

IF: Justin Turner

MIF: Omar Quintinilla

OF: Matt den Dekker

Starting Rotation

1. Matt Harvey

2. Jon Niese

3. Zack Wheeler

4. Phil Hughes/Paul Maholm/Scott Kazmir

5. Jeremy Hefner

Bullpen

CL: Bobby Parnell

SU: Jack Leathersich

SU: Jeurys Familia

MR: Josh Edgin

MR: Greg Burke

MR: David Aardsma (If he doesn’t price himself out of Sandy’s favor)

LR: Dillon Gee (Could be switched with Hef depending on how this year pans out)

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