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Mets batting order revealed

Posted on: January 17, 2011 7:01 pm
 

Terry Collins revealed his batting order to ESPN Sunday, with the first six spots etched in stone.

The skipper also promised that there would not be significant adjustments on a day-to-day basis.

That means, for a large percentage of Mets games, the lineup will kick off with:

SS Jose Reyes
CF/RF Angel Pagan
3B David Wright
RF/CF Carlos Beltran
LF Jason Bay
1B Ike Davis

There's two more spots up for grabs, but those will change depending on who wins the second base and catcher's roles. Josh Thole is expected to pair with Ronny Paulino behind the dish and the batting order could change depends on who starts. Paulino would make sense in the No. 7 spot against left-handers, for example, given his prowess against them.

The second-base job is less clear, with Luis Castillo, Ruben Tejada, Luis Hernandez, Brad Emaus and Daniel Murphy all battling for playing time. Murphy appears the heavy favorite and would likely bat seventh against right-handers with Thole eighth.

-- Evan Brunell

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Since: Apr 23, 2008
Posted on: January 18, 2011 2:47 pm
 

Mets batting order revealed

I don't know which is more exciting, this or "The Mystery of Al Capone's vault". 

BTW: Murphy as the "heavy favorite" for the 2nd base job?  From what I can tell, Murphy hasn't played 2nd base since at least '07.




Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: January 18, 2011 10:10 am
 

Mets batting order revealed

Agreed.

I don't think they have a decent option at second base. Castillo is done, Tejada can't hit, and I watching Murphy play defense (at least in LF and 1B) is a horror show. I like the catching platoon this year. I guess I'd like to see Murphy at second. I think it's his natural position, so hopefully he isn't quite as bad defensively there. I'd like to see if the guy hits. he can be replaced defensively late in games.

The other side of the coin is that if the stars and moon align, and Reyes, Beltran, and Bay return to near their career averages, they may be able to use a better defensive option at second base.

This team is going to be full of its and buts.......still excited though and can't wait for pitchers and catchers to report. Next year should be different as some bad contracts run their course.



Since: Jun 7, 2010
Posted on: January 18, 2011 7:31 am
 

Mets batting order revealed

I agree simple



Since: May 6, 2007
Posted on: January 17, 2011 10:07 pm
 

Mets batting order revealed

yea so - my dog could come up with that order - you really cant do it any other way.


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