Projected 2012 Mets Lineup
The current Mets projected lineup:
And this is assuming that:
– Torres is not non-tendered
– Murphy doesn’t break his leg turning a DP in his first spring training workout
– Ike Davis actually returns from his foot injury
– A random Mets veteran pitcher doesn’t strangle Thole to death
I haven’t seen a Mets lineup this bad since the days of Steve Henderson, Frank Taveras, Joel Youngblood, Ron Hodges, Doug Flynn, Bruce Boisclair, and Mike Jorgensen were gracing my black and white TV on WOR / channel 9. I can still remember perpetually fidgeting with the antenna to get a semi-watchable picture … though, in retrospect, a screen full of snow and white noise was probably a blessing in disguise in those days.
But never mind my harkening back to the glory days … what do YOU think of the above lineup? Is it inspiring? Does it give you optimism, particularly when combined with a starting rotation that consists primarily of back-end starters? Post your opinion in the comments.