Tonight’s Mets Lineup vs Giants

If the weather doesn’t interfere, this will be the lineup the Mets send out to face Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants:

Jose Reyes SS
Dan Murphy 2B
David Wright 3B
Carlos Beltran RF
Ike Davis 1B
Ronny Paulino C
Willie Harris LF
Jason Pridie CF
Chris Capuano P

Jason Bay is still out on paternity leave. That’s a sentence I never thought I’d ever type when I started this blog in 2005. Mildly surprising to see Paulino in there after Josh Thole’s three-hit day.

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  1. Joe May 4, 2011 at 7:37 pm
    Beato is out now. Well, sure.
  2. Mic May 4, 2011 at 8:19 pm
    So this getting quite stark. The mets look very different when nikeas or paulino catches.

    As for Beato and mejia …how ironic that liriano pitches a no hitter after returning from surgery. I hope this means Beato and Henry will be fine long term.

    Weighing in on Reyes. I love the guy. His loss would be huge but it will and must happen one day. Frankly the mets could gain 5 or 6 players. Pagan is one who then goes to his best position leading off, Tejada is just fine defensively, and the influx of a high caliber arm ala Sanchez or wheeler would be stellar.

    I would sweeten it up and add pelfrey in return for Sanchez wheeler and a prospect….(wishful thinking).

    • Joe Janish May 4, 2011 at 9:43 pm
      Why “must” Reyes go? Because ownership is broke? Why can’t the Wilpons go and Reyes stay?

      It is not realistic to think that Reyes will fetch “5 or 6 players”. The Mets will be LUCKY to get one sure-fire prospect. And the only way they get that much is if they trade Reyes within the next 2-3 weeks. After June Reyes becomes a “rental” and it’s unlikely the Mets get much in the way of real prospects.