Offseason Headlines?

With the world series just days if not hours from being over the 2015 offseason really begins for the Mets.  Harvey and Parnell need to be added to the 40 man roster that currently sits at 40 (minus Abreu and Dice-K).

After those moves are made it is time to start looking at what to expect during the offseason in terms of trades, signings, etc..  I have broken down the headlines you will see into two categories, the first being “The Mets are back to being a big market team and are going for it”, the second being “We feel we have what it takes to win”.  The second is based on reading between the lines and Mets do not have the money to make the splash they need.

“The Mets are back to being a big market team and are going for it” – These are headline we could see for the 2015 season.  These are not meant to all fit on same team, just different example of what has Mets fans dreaming.

  • NY Mets acquire Starling Castro from the Chicago Cubs
  • Jose, Jose, Jose… Met bring back Jose Reyes
  • RF Power returns, Mets acquire Red Sox’s Cespedes
  • Reyes/Herrera – Are they the most exciting double play combo in baseball
  • Stanton follows Piazza as Marlins trade to Mets in blockbuster for the ages
  • Scherzer/Harvey/Wheeler/DeGrom/Neise – Mets have best rotation in Baseball
  • Bautista/Reyes coming to Mets for Gee/Plawecki/Montero/Matz/Murphy
  • Collins resigns, Mets and Maddon agree on record managerial contract
  • Yankees take two steps back while Mets take 2 steps forward – Mets picked to win NL Pennant

“We feel we have what it takes to win” – These are the headlines that leave Met fans in the reality world and wondering what if…

  • Collins declares Flores/Reynolds will battle this spring for starting SS position
  • Mets sign Michael Cuddyer to 2 year contract with 3rd year option
  • Montero/Syndagaard/Matz to start season as AAA rotation
  • Mets bring back Scott Hairston to be 4th/5th outfielder
  • Mets sign Nate Schierholtz to minor league contract with invite to spring training
  • Mets bring in Tom Gorzelanny on minor league contract to compete for LH bullpen spot