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Snubs, Surprises and Grades for New York Mets' Final 25-Man Roster Selections

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Snubs, Surprises and Grades for New York Mets' Final 25-Man Roster Selections
Carlos Osorio

With Opening Day about to happen, the Mets have finally determined what their official 25-man roster will look like. 

The Mets announced their Opening Day roster on March 30. Travis d'Arnaud and Anthony Recker will be the two catchers. The infield will include first basemen Ike Davis and Lucas Duda, second baseman Daniel Murphy, shortstops Ruben Tejada and Omar Quintanilla, third baseman David Wright and corner infielder Josh Satin. Curtis Granderson, Chris Young, Eric Young Jr., Juan Lagares and Andrew Brown will be the outfielders.

On the pitching side, Dillon Gee, Zack Wheeler, Bartolo Colon and Jenrry Mejia will be the starting pitchers. Jon Niese is expected to join the rotation as well after a short stint on the disabled list. The bullpen will be comprised of closer Bobby Parnell, setup man Jose Valverde, long reliever Carlos Torres, and middle relievers Jeurys Familia, Scott Rice, John Lannan, and Gonzalez Germen.

All in all, this looks like a roster that could potentially help the Mets finish with a winning record this season for the first time since 2008. But will everyone consider it the best possible Mets Opening Day roster with the options that were there? Most likely, there would be some disagreements on a few spots.

Here are the biggest snubs and surprises for the Mets' 2014 Opening Day roster, as well as grades for general positions.

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