(Twenty)Five to one, baby, one in (twenty)Â five,
No one here gets out alive now.
You’ll get yours, baby, I’ll get mine,
Gonna make it, baby, if we try.
Ken Davidoff is going to compile his 25 man Mets roster as if opening day was today so I thought Iâ€™d post mine here and the caveat is â€œif today was opening dayâ€ so of course this list is subject to change.
STARTING PITHCERS (5)
The first four spots are locks the fifth spot I give to Redding not on merit but on the fact that he has a $2mil contract and that Freddy Garcia can be left in extended spring training. Livan Hernandez is an option which would shift Redding to the bullpen which is something I would be against doing but it would be the option the Mets would make if they had to finalize the roster today. Donâ€™t forget the Jeri-Curl shadow of Petey lurking in the background and Joh Niese becomes the Bison Ace
The last spot goes to Stokes but I hope the Mets can work out something with the Angels to keep Darren Oâ€™Day and let him go to Buffalo. Mat DeSalvo has looked good this early spring but heâ€™s a NRI so heâ€™s have to be real charming to take at spot off the 40 man roster.
The Pudge to Mets talk is still strong as Rodriguez has looked good in the WBC and has made it no secret heâ€™d love to be a Met. Two things could either happen here. The Mets find someone to take Castro and his $2 mil salary and in turn they sign Pudge or this is the swift kick in his fat lazy ass that Shriek needs desperately
Tatis is valuable not just for his righty bat but for his swingman status from infield to outfield. Cora will spell both Reyes and Castillo and could become a major payer for the team this season as I get the feeling that J-Man will being giving both Reyes and Wright more days off during July and August.
This will be interesting to watch. J-Man has taken a shine to Kielty and Iâ€™ve been a fan of his as well he has that â€œsomethinâ€™ somethinâ€™ that you like in a ball player. The problem here is Marlon Anderson and his contract. Anderson is guaranteed Â $1.5 mil for 2009 and pre-Madoff that would be chump change now that Omar is on a strict budget this salary will be tough to swallow as Anderson at that price (or any price to be honest) is untradable
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