Here’s what the Mets lineup could look like with a DH this season:
1. Brandon Nimmo, CF
2. Jeff McNeil, 3B
3. Pete Alonso, 1B
4. Yoenis Cespedes, DH
5. Michael Conforto, RF
6. J.D. Davis, LF
7. Robinson Cano, 2B
8. Wilson Ramos, C
9. Amed Rosario, SS
Universal DH proposed by MLB is expected to be easily approved by players, who long favored idea. It won’t impact finances in ‘20 but could boost pay for select few in ‘21 based on better stats. Teams helped: Dodgers (great depth), Nats (same), Brewers (Braun), Mets (Cespedes?)
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) May 13, 2020
No use fighting it anymore, I suppose.
Take a look at the rest of the NL East Team Projected lineups. None of them are as strong as the Mets, especially if we can get Céspedes to stay healthy along with Robinson Cano. The DH position will frequently keep the older guys fresh and give guys like Dom Smith at bats.
There will be baseball this year. One way or the other. We just hope it isn’t a commissioner mandated 50 game season. It would be really interesting to see this team with a DH for 80 or so games.
This position was made for Yoenis Céspedes in 2015. (And Wilmer Flores in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018…) What a weight off the Mets’ collective shoulders the DH position would be as Céspedes continues his rehab from the double heel surgery and wild boar attack.
If you can’t beat ’em join ’em.