The Mets, like all teams, need to add prospects eligible for the Rule 5 draft to the 40-man roster by Nov. 20 in order to protect them.
Paul DePodesta tells ESPNNewYork.com Thursday that the Mets likely will not add more than a handful of additional prospects. The 40-man roster currently is at 36. DePodesta did note that the Mets already added center fielder Matt den Dekker and catcher Juan Centeno late in the season, who otherwise would have been eligible.
Rubin says Right-handers Jacob deGrom and Jeff Walters would appear no-brainers.
Among the others eligible who would appear to merit consideration for being added to the 40-man roster: pitcher Steven Matz, outfielder Cory Vaughn (currently in the Arizona Fall League), left-hander Chase Huchingson, left-hander Adam Kolarek, right-hander Erik Goeddel, outfielder Darrell Ceciliani, third baseman Aderlin Rodriguez and left-hander Hamilton Bennett.