Ok, we all (hopefully) want our very own lil rapper, the one who throws up a claw for every hit he gets back next year. The fact he looks slightly like the predator with his dreds flopping around only strengthens his case. With a healthy September, he is coasting to around 6 WAR, just like the three best seasons of his career, 2006-2008. So, hamstring issues aside, we can only hope to see him in a Los Mets uniform again next year.
Second base, in addition to other positions on the diamond, is open to competition, argument, trade possibilities, etc
Who is the Mets best option, offensively, defensively, financially and developmentally for the future? This is where it gets a little murky---between Ruben Tejada, Daniel Murphy, Justin Turner, Reese Havens, Jordany Valdespin--we have options but which is best for the franchise, and most importantly, to win games?
AVG OBP SLG OPS Age
Tejada .281 .366 .337 .703 21
Murphy .320 .362 .448 .809 26
Turner .262 .331 .356 .687 26
Havens .289 .372 .455 .827 24 @AA Binghamton
Valdespin .294 .333 .468 .801 23 @AA and AAA (37 SB)