New York Mets 2015 Predictions: Lineups, Pitching, Record

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Feb 23, 2015; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; A view of the ball bag during spring training at Tradition Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

Spring training is just underway, and before we know it Opening Day and the regular season will be upon us. For the New York Mets, this season is full of optimism and promise, as they have improved their lineup and have one of the deepest, most talented pitching staffs in all of MLB. Unlike their New York rivals, the New York Yankees, the Mets do not have rampant questions lingering about their team, or a polarizing figure such as Alex Rodriguez taking center stage.

Instead the Mets are looking to improve upon their 79-83 record from 2014 and break .500 for the first time since 2008. With a seemingly improved lineup, and an embarrassment of riches pitching wise, things are lining up nicely for the Mets to challenge for a playoff spot in 2015. They will have a tough go at it in their division with the Washington Nationals and fellow upstart Miami Marlins, but the Mets look deep enough to challenge both teams and the rest of the National League.

For this article, we will break down the Mets starting lineup, by infield and outfield, give a little insight to what their bench could look like, their starting rotation, bullpen and finally some predictions of what their lineup will look like and how they’ll finish the season. Check out the first part of the slideshow, breaking down what will be the Mets’ starting infield.

Next: Starting Infield