Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 1/27/13
With the addition of starting pitcher Shaun Marcum, who the Mets signed to a major league deal on Friday, it means a probable return trip to Triple-A for one of Jenrry Mejia, Jeurys Familia or Jeremy Hefner. My projected 2013 Mets Roster now takes shape as follows. C : John Buck 1B: Ike Davis 2B: Daniel Murphy SS: Ruben Tejada 3B: David Wright OF: Lucas Duda OF: Kirk Nieuwenhuis OF: Mike Baxter Bench: Collin Cowgill Bench: Jordany Valdespin Bench: Justin Turner Bench: Brandon Hicks Bench: Anthony Recker SP: Johan Santana SP: Matt Harvey SP: Jon Niese SP: Shaun Marcum SP: Dillon Gee RP: Frank Francisco RP: Bobby Parnell RP: Josh Edgin RP: Greg Burke RP: Robert Carson RP: Jeurys Familia RP: Jeremy Hefner Because the Mets see Mejia as a starter more so than Familia, I believe Mejia will begin the season in Triple-A Las Vegas where they will keep stretched out in case something goes wrong with one of the starting five. The addition of Marcum also insures that the Mets will not rush Zack...
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