Eligibilties are from Chris at TPGMets, a terrific site with alot of very valuable resources for Mets fans.
As of July 28th, here’s who I would protect:

60 day DL: Familia
AAA: deGrom, den Dekker, Centeno (I think he’s eligible, tpg doesn’t have him listed, though – I think because he’s also eligible for MnL FA)
AA: Ceciliani, Goeddel, Walters
A: Matz

40 man roster cuts: Aardsma, Atchison, Carson (stinks), Francisco (60 day), Hawkins, Rice (no room despite being good at his job), Robles, Santana (60 day), Buck, Lutz (redundant with Satin), Tovar (cmon… who’s taking a career .640 OPS hitter in AA?), TROLLNER, Baxter, Byrd, Valdespin

There’s 3 on the 60 day DL, but only one who is coming back, so you only need 1 spot following this season. I have 13 cuts in addition to that, getting us down to 28. However, you’re going to want to replace alot of those ML guys with actual ML guys and not prospects. Lets assume the following:

Aardsma is replaced by Jacob deGrom on the ML roster
The Mets run a den Dekker/Lagares CF platoon in 2014
Juan Centeno is the backup catcher in the majors
Jeurys Familia is in the majors from the getgo in 2014

Here is the 40 man with my cuts and adds:

Pitchers (16)
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Greg Burke
Jacob deGrom****
Josh Edgin
Jeurys Familia
Dillon Gee

Gonzalez Germen Germen
Eric Goeddel****
Matt Harvey
Jeremy Hefner
Steven Matz****

Jenrry Mejia
Jon Niese
Bobby Parnell
Carlos Torres
Jeff Walters****

Zack Wheeler

Catchers (2)
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Juan Centeno****
Travis d’Arnaud

Infielders (7)
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Ike Davis
Wilmer Flores
Daniel Murphy
Omar Quintanilla
Josh Satin
Ruben Tejada
David Wright

Outfielders (8)
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Andrew Brown
Darrell Ceciliani****
Matt den Dekker****
Lucas Duda
Juan Lagares
Kirk Nieuwenhuis
Cesar Puello
Eric Young Jr
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So that leaves us at 33 on the 40. The ML Roster looks like this:

Rotation: Harvey, Mejia, Niese, Wheeler, Hefner/Gee
Bullpen: Parnell, Familia, Edgin, deGrom, Germen, Torres, loser of Hefner/Gee
Lineup: d’Arnaud 2, Davis 3, Murphy 4, Tejada 6, Wright 5, Lagares/den Dekker 8
Bench: Centeno, Satin, Quintanilla, Lagares/den Dekker

Needs: Power hitting lefty batter on bench, LF, RF

Tejesh

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