Personally I would go with
Takahashi to open the season.
Green and Parnell have options and neither are good enough (at this point) that I would want to lose Figgy/Nieve just to carry them. ThisÂ Would allow the Mets to hold onto both Nieve and Figgy, Parnell to get more time to work on his cutter in the minors and get a longer look at Nieve, Figgy and Takahashi without losing talent. Personally I think Niese will be/should be the #5 but should he falter (or should Perez/Maine/Pelfrey do the same)Â it would be nice to still have Figgy to fill in there.