Commentary

Mets: Who should pay the price?

Updated: September 27, 2013, 4:07 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

GM Sandy Alderson has quite a bit on his plate during the upcoming offseason.

He must sort out first base and shortstop, both of which a year ago appeared settled. He must hedge his bets not knowing if Matt Harvey will pitch in 2014. And he likely needs to find two starting outfielders.

What's your call on who stays and who goes?

Once you have placed your votes, make sure to vent in the comments section below.

Position Players

Mike Baxter

Position: OF
Rubin: Sub-.200 average for season. Trash him.

Your call

  •  
    13%
  •  
    87%

(Total votes: 4,957)

Andrew Brown

Position: OF
Rubin: Ice cold as 2013 concludes. Trash him.

Your call

  •  
    21%
  •  
    79%

(Total votes: 4,933)

Ike Davis

Position: 1B
Rubin: Should make only about $3 million. Take him.

Your call

  •  
    50%
  •  
    50%

(Total votes: 5,158)

Travis d'Arnaud

Position: C
Rubin: May need to rework swing.
Take him.

Your call

  •  
    96%
  •  
    4%

(Total votes: 5,040)

Matt den Dekker

Position: OF
Rubin: May need more Triple-A, but has glove. Take him.

Your call

  •  
    85%
  •  
    15%

(Total votes: 4,949)

Lucas Duda

Position: OF/1B
Rubin: It's basically Duda or Davis. Trash him.

Your call

  •  
    39%
  •  
    61%

(Total votes: 5,038)

Wilmer Flores

Position: 3B/2B
Rubin: Gimpy ankles have diminished contribution. Take him.

Your call

  •  
    80%
  •  
    20%

(Total votes: 4,875)

Juan Lagares

Position: OF
Rubin: He's got the glove. What about his bat?
Take him.

Your call

  •  
    94%
  •  
    6%

(Total votes: 4,922)

Daniel Murphy

Position: 2B
Rubin: Reached 20 steals, but more proud of durability.
Take him.

Your call

  •  
    93%
  •  
    7%

(Total votes: 5,001)

Omar Quintanilla

Position: SS
Rubin: Useful backup shortstop or inventory. Take him.

Your call

  •  
    45%
  •  
    55%

(Total votes: 4,813)

Anthony Recker

Position: C
Rubin: Serviceable backup catcher with some pop.
Take him.

Your call

  •  
    69%
  •  
    31%

(Total votes: 4,751)

Josh Satin

Position: 3B/2B
Rubin: Could be useful as righty bat for the bench.
Take him.

Your call

  •  
    84%
  •  
    16%

(Total votes: 4,757)

Ruben Tejada

Position: SS
Rubin: Wouldn't mind as backup middle infielder. Take him.

Your call

  •  
    39%
  •  
    61%

(Total votes: 4,816)

Justin Turner

Position: IF
Rubin: Can play all four infield positions. Take him.

Your call

  •  
    75%
  •  
    25%

(Total votes: 4,776)

Jordany Valdespin

Position: 2B
Rubin: Suspension the final straw. Trash him.

Your call

  •  
    11%
  •  
    89%

(Total votes: 4,838)

David Wright

Position: 3B
Rubin: The captain. Enough said.
Take him.

Your call

  •  
    98%
  •  
    2%

(Total votes: 5,073)

Eric Young Jr.

Position: OF
Rubin: Better as fourth/fifth OF, but useful. Take him.

Your call

  •  
    95%
  •  
    5%

(Total votes: 4,871)

Pitchers

David Aardsma

Position: RP
Rubin: Proved relatively reliable until overworked.
Take him.

Your call

  •  
    65%
  •  
    35%

(Total votes: 4,217)

Scott Atchison

Position: RP
Rubin: Health issues cropped up during season.
Trash him.

Your call

  •  
    13%
  •  
    87%

(Total votes: 4,187)

Vic Black

Position: RP
Rubin: Could become the setup man.
Take him.

Your call

  •  
    92%
  •  
    8%

(Total votes: 4,231)

Tim Byrdak

Position: RP
Rubin: Nice comeback, but time to move on.
Trash him.

Your call

  •  
    22%
  •  
    78%

(Total votes: 4,129)

Greg Burke

Position: RP
Rubin: Rode Triple-A/MLB shuttle all season.
Trash him.

Your call

  •  
    8%
  •  
    92%

(Total votes: 4,094)

Robert Carson

Position: RP
Rubin: Gave up nine home runs in 19.2 IP.
Trash him.

Your call

  •  
    7%
  •  
    93%

(Total votes: 4,120)

Josh Edgin

Position: RP
Rubin: Didn't pitch after July 29 because of rib fracture. Take him.

Your call

  •  
    74%
  •  
    26%

(Total votes: 4,102)

Jeurys Familia

Position: RP
Rubin: Worked back quickly from elbow cleanout.
Take him.

Your call

  •  
    90%
  •  
    10%

(Total votes: 4,125)

Pedro Feliciano

Position: RP
Rubin: Nice comeback, but time to move on.
Trash him.

Your call

  •  
    29%
  •  
    71%

(Total votes: 4,146)

Frank Francisco

Position: RP
Rubin: This may be first unanimous vote ever.
Trash him.

Your call

  •  
    5%
  •  
    95%

(Total votes: 4,432)

Dillon Gee

Position: SP
Rubin: If viewed as fifth starter, he's maybe best in MLB.
Take him.

Your call

  •  
    98%
  •  
    2%

(Total votes: 4,342)

Gonzalez Germen

Position: RP
Rubin: Maybe just inventory, but has potential. Take him.

Your call

  •  
    81%
  •  
    19%

(Total votes: 4,069)

Aaron Harang

Position: SP
Rubin: Mets can do better in 2014. Trash him.

Your call

  •  
    15%
  •  
    85%

(Total votes: 4,154)

Matt Harvey

Position: SP
Rubin: Tommy John surgery or not. Take him.

Your call

  •  
    98%
  •  
    2%

(Total votes: 4,612)

LaTroy Hawkins

Position: RP
Rubin: Still going strong at age 40.
Take him.

Your call

  •  
    82%
  •  
    18%

(Total votes: 4,213)

Jeremy Hefner

Position: SP
Rubin: Will miss most of 2014 after Tommy John. Take him.

Your call

  •  
    69%
  •  
    31%

(Total votes: 4,167)

Daisuke Matsuzaka

Position: SP
Rubin: No need to waste time. Trash him.

Your call

  •  
    27%
  •  
    73%

(Total votes: 4,291)

Jenrry Mejia

Position: SP
Rubin: Looked pretty good before elbow cleanout. Take him.

Your call

  •  
    94%
  •  
    6%

(Total votes: 4,202)

Jon Niese

Position: SP
Rubin: Solid after return from rotator cuff strain. Take him.

Your call

  •  
    98%
  •  
    2%

(Total votes: 4,272)

Bobby Parnell

Position: RP
Rubin: Saved 22 of 26 before disk surgery. Take him.

Your call

  •  
    94%
  •  
    6%

(Total votes: 4,215)

Scott Rice

Position: RP
Rubin: Lefties hit .174 before hernia surgery. Take him.

Your call

  •  
    85%
  •  
    15%

(Total votes: 4,043)

Carlos Torres

Position: SP/RP
Rubin: Need someone for long relief/spot start.
Take him.

Your call

  •  
    85%
  •  
    15%

(Total votes: 4,071)

Zack Wheeler

Position: SP
Rubin: If he's not No. 1, he is definitely No. 1A.
Take him.

Your call

  •  
    99%
  •  
    1%

(Total votes: 4,413)

Management

Terry Collins

Position: Manager
Rubin: Got most out of available players.

Your call

  •  
    78%
  •  
    22%

(Total votes: 4,394)

Sandy Alderson

Position: GM
Rubin: Third straight losing season as GM.

Your call

  •  
    74%
  •  
    26%

(Total votes: 4,403)

The Wilpons

Position: Owners
Rubin: It's all about the payroll.

Your call

  •  
    11%
  •  
    89%

(Total votes: 4,447)


Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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