Blue Jeans Posted April 13, 2006 Share Posted April 13, 2006 If everything goes as planned we could be looking at possible the best Mets lineup of all time for the 2008 season. It seems so fun to think about what might happen in what looks to be such a bright future for us... C- Paul Lo Duca- Veteran catcher, still a solid hitter, still good defensively. 1B- Carlos Delgado- Veteren slugger at first base that still hits consistantly getting up in age. 2B- Anderson Hernandez- Young, bright star. Gem in the field, solid at the plate learning some more disipline. SS- Jose Reyes- Young, all-pro player at shortstop who brings amazing speed while hitting consistantly in the first slot, finally drawing some walks. Doing better in the field, not to mention a growing rocket arm. 3B- David Wright- Another young, all-pro player who has hit very consistantly in the third hole for the Mets, driving Reyes and co. in 120+ times for the past 2 seasons. LF- Lastings Milledge- A young super-prospect in the Mets' outfield with a year of experience under his belt. Began to get the groove of big league pitching and hits a consistant .300 for the Mets in the second slot. CF- Carlos Beltran- Finally living up to his contract, an all-pro batting in the fifth slot for the Mets, still not missing a beat in the field, a definate fan favorite. RF- Carlos Gomez- Rookie fielder who has a never ending cieling in the field on running the bases, has been clocked faster than Jose Reyes stealing and getting to first, would bat in the 8th due to the fact it's his first year, but that will soon change as his OBP rises. Gomez helps the Mets have the most dominant speed in the big leagues with Reyes, Gomez, Beltran, Hernandez, Milledge, and even Wright. Starting Rotation Barry Zito- Acquired in 2006-2007 offseason re-uniting with Rick Peterson gave a run for the Cy Young award last year only to come up short to Dontrelle Willis. Pedro Martinez- Still a very, very, solid starter though his age is getting up there. Same old Pedro. Mike Pelfry- Entering his second season as a Mets starter with a shakey rookie year last year but showed much promise with his 95+ MPH fastball as well as his great changeup to strike batters out. Mark Mulder- Also acquired in the 2006-2007 offseason, solid starter for the Mets. Nothing flashy, will give you 10-15 wins. Brian Bannister- Entering his third year with the Mets he began to show flashes of a young Barry Zito with his great curve and good inside pitching, a great career still to come for him. Billy Wagner- Up in age but will give the Mets 40+ saves, still throws at 96-97 MPH. What a dream team. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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