In Depth Look at the 40-man roster, Rule V, etc…
roster from mets.com
Eligibles from the always incomparable Chris at TPGMets
LHRP Dario Alvarez
RHRP Vic Black
RHRP Buddy Carlyle
RHSP Bartolo Colon
RHSP Jacob deGrom
LHRP Josh Edgin
LHRP Dana Eveland
RHRP Jeurys Familia
RHSP Dillon Gee
RHRP Gonzalez Germen
RHRP Erik Goeddel
RHSP Matt Harvey
RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka
LHSP Steven Matz
RHRP Jenrry Mejia
RHSP Rafael Montero
LHSP Jon Niese
RHRP Bobby Parnell
LHRP Scott Rice
RHRP Carlos Torres
RHRP Jeff Walters
RHSP Zack Wheeler
Matt den Dekker
Eric Young Jr
Currently: 42 on the 40 man, counting 2 on the 60 day DL
Free Agents: Bobby Abreu, Buddy Carlyle
That leaves us at a 40 for 40 situation.
From this point forward, these will be my roster moves
Non tender: Eric Young Jr, Ruben Tejada
DFA: Scott Rice, Josh Satin, Andrew Brown, DiceK
Spots freed up: 6.
Protect: Noah Syndergaard, Cory Mazzoni, Jack Leathersich, Gabriel Ynoa, Akeel Morris
Six off, five on. One spot free at the moment.
From here, things to assess: Cesar Puello and Wilmer Flores are out of options, as is, I believe, Kirk Nieuwenhuis. Kirk and Wilmer will likely be in the majors in 2015, but Puello will likely be passed through waivers, and a team like the Astros will likely claim him, freeing up one more spot on the 40 man. (2)
I believe Bartolo Colon and Dillon Gee will both be traded this winter, one to free up spots on the 40, and the other, and most important reason to our destitute, criminal, corrupt, broke owners: Saving $16m. (4)
Daniel Murphy is also likely to be traded this winter so Wilmer Flores will be your OD 2b. (5)
That opens up 4 more spots on the 40 man, bringing the total to five open spots. One goes to Michael Cuddyer, and the other, in my opinion, goes to Jed Lowrie. Rafael Montero will be the 5th starter so that Noah can be held back in AAA until 4/21 at least.
So we’ll enter 2015 with 37 on the 40 man, in my opinion. Keep in mind one of those spots will likely end up going to Brandon Nimmo at some point during the season. As well as any 2011 HSer/2012 college guy you want in the majors. So guys like Kevin Plawecki, Matt Bowman.
Looking forward, the following will be eligible NEXT Rule V (as in, the 2015 Rule V): Kevin Plawecki, Matt Reynolds, Matt Bowman, Brandon Nimmo, Michael Fulmer
This concludes the regularly scheduled posting season in 2014 on MPH. You guys know the drill. The next post will likely be sometime in early to mid November when I unveil my top 40 (45… 50… whatever number it ends up being) prospects.
Thanks to everyone for reading the site this year, it’s much appreciated. For Eddie, Andrea, Nick and David, I’m Tejesh. Have a good winter, and may your winter teams (Jets, Giants, Knicks, Nets, whatever) bring you some joy.