The Mets continue to actively monitor the free agent and trade markets, poised to make at least a few key additions before Spring Training, now merely a month away. High atop the shopping list: a veteran first baseman/outfield type and an everyday second baseman. This means the Opening Day lineup in Flushing could look fairly different than the one projected today.
As it stands now, the Mets’ lineup would be comprised entirely of players who concluded 2017 with the club, just in more pronounced roles. That means more opportunity — and responsibility — for several young players who debuted last season.
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