With around a month to go until the Mets begin Spring Training in February, it seems as if most of the projected major league roster is already set.
Ike Davis, Daniel Murphy, Ruben Tejada and David Wright will continue to start in the infield, while the pitching rotation will be led by Jon Niese, Matt Harvey, Johan Santana and Dillon Gee.
The Mets' catching situation will depend on whether they want to bring recent addition Travis D'Arnaud to the major league roster on Opening Day or have him start the first month or so in the minor leagues. If the Mets opt for the latter, John Buck should be the Opening Day catcher.
The Mets' bullpen will very likely include Frank Francisco, Bobby Parnell, Josh Edgin, Robert Carson, Jeremy Hefner and Jeurys Familia. The final bullpen spot could be determined from a future free agent signing or during Spring Training.
The Mets, though, have two major issues they still need to figure out in the next few weeks. For one, they now need a fifth starter to round out their rotation and to provide additional depth. They also need to decide what their outfield will consist of and whether they will sign or trade for better outfielders than the outfielders they currently have.
The Mets' Opening Day outfield would currently consist of Lucas Duda, Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Mike Baxter. The Mets should continue to look towards making improvements toward upgrades in the outfield.
Here are three potential deals that the Mets could still make before Spring Training begins.