Here is your 2014 Mets Opening Day roster

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The Mets have set their Opening Day roster and there were few surprises. Notably names who won their battles to earn a spot on this roster are Gonzalez German, Andrew Brown, Omar Quintanilla and Jenrry Mejia.

When Vic Black was demoted earlier this week, it was made pretty clear that German would earn the last spot in the bullpen. German doesn’t exactly do much for me, and will probably spend most of his time in mop up roles and in the middle innings. Assuming Black will eventually turn things around in AAA, German will have to produce to keep his spot on this team.

Brown and Quintanilla are two players I am most disappointed to see on this roster. It’s not that I overly dislike these guys, but we have all seen what these two are capable of and it’s not impressive. Neither has ever produced at a high level and both are questionable big league players. Eric Campbell and Anthony Seratelli would have been my choices to win these battles. Neither are spring chickens themselves, it’s not like they had to be sent to AAA to play every day and gain more experience. They are what they are and both could have provided new energy to this roster. It wouldn’t surprise me to see one of both of these guys promoted sooner rather than later.

The biggest surprised would probably be Mejia, who beat out Dice-K for the final spot in the rotation. It seemed as though the Mets would start the season with the veteran Dice-K, especially once his $100k bonus was picked up. But the Mets made what many felt was the right decision and went with the young option. They both had a nice spring training, but the Mets need to see what exactly they have with Mejia. This isn’t his first time rodeo, he has been up and down now for a few years, spending time in both the rotation and bullpen. Putting him in the rotation gives him a real opportunity as a starter and allows the front office to make a final decision on where his future is best suited.

Here is the complete Opening Day roster:

Rotation
Dillon Gee
Bartolo Colon
Zack Wheeler
Jenrry Mejia
Jonathon Niese

Bullpen 
Bobby Parnell
Jose Valverde
Jeurys Familia
Gonzalez Germen
Carlos Torres
Scott Rice
John Lannan

Catchers
Travis d’Arnaud
Anthony Recker

Infielders 
Ike Davis
Lucas Duda
Josh Satin
Daniel Murphy
Ruben Tejada
Omar Quintanilla
David Wright

Outfielders 
Curtis Granderson
Chris Young
Eric Young Jr.
Juan Lagares
Andrew Brown

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