This is a pickup of a thread that died in ezboard, outlining the bare picture of the Mets 2006 outlook, based on the players they currently control.
In saying that, this is not an attempt to construct what I think the team will look like or what I think the team should look like. It's only an outline of who they currently have slotted in for 2006, and who is first in line for the slots that aren't fillled. Much of it is certainly speculative --- it can certainly be argued to include Hietpas instead of Brazell for instance, turning Jacobs into a Bono like swingman, and McGinley's got to get a shot soon. But I'm just trying to chart out a skeleton on which to start subtracting and adding guys as the Mets start picking up options, declining options, and then enter the market.
Right now, they look highly highly flexible. The team that had oft in the past been accused of being too in love with veteran relief, if my information is correct, is committed to absolutely no relief pitchers beyond the end of this season. On the other hand, sheesh, they really have no firstbasemen to speak of.
A look at the free agent chart at the bottom shows that most are either replaceable reserves or veterans that the team retains an option on (or both, Tom Glavine). Piazza looks like the only real hard re-signing decision they'll have to make.
I have conflicting information on Marlon Anderson and Chris Woodward. Some sources say their both free agents. Others say their merely arbitration eligible --- which would pretty much turn them into free agents if the Mets wanted to non-tender them.
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