The Mets Pod continues its offseason preview series with Connor Rogers and Joe DeMayo looking at the lineup, as Episode 31 puts the focus on offense in honor of the other big Mets number 31 that hangs in Citi Field. Connor and Joe talk about the big decision on Brandon Nimmo, how it might be time to put Francisco Alvarez behind the big league plate, and where the current pieces under contract still fit the team. The guys also dig deep on potential targets from outside the organization, like Trea Turner, Carlos Correa, Aaron Judge, Shohei Ohtani, and more. This week’s Mailbag also takes some big swings, with questions answered about options at designated hitter and in free agency overall. Be sure to subscribe to The Mets Pod at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.
0:00 Welcome to Episode 31
2:03 The lineup
2:39 Brandon Nimmo decision
11:57 The catcher situation
17:15 Future of 2nd and 3rd
20:05 Jacob deGrom's future
23:18 Carlos Correa and Trea Turner
25:24 Aaron Judge
34:05 Expect the unexpected
36:36 Mailbag: Future of the DH spot?
39:40 Mailbag: Under the radar move for the lineup?
42:09 Mailbag: Nimmo and Trea Turner or Diaz and deGrom?
45:00 Mailbag: Do the Mets really need power in the lineup?
46:55 Closing Thoughts