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Mets Lineup Options

In the past few seasons the New York Mets have had to dig deep in their bench or farm system to find players that are not developed yet or are below average to man key positions. However, this year, the Mets have options.

At this point there are still moves to be made and perhaps the Mets trade Ike Davis, acquire a shortstop that could also lead off, but for now lets look at all the different line up options the Mets have.

1. The Most Likely:

1. Eric Young Jr., LF

2. Daniel Murphy, 2B

3. David Wright, 3B

4. Curtis Granderson, CF

5. Chris Young, RF

6. Ike Davis/Lucas Duda, 1B

7. Travis d'Arnaud, C

8. Ruben Tejada, SS

With this lineup the Mets get their only real leadoff option in the lineup. They also get a good balance of batters from the left and right side. This is also a very sound defense lineup, with perhaps their best defensive player on the bench.

2. Defense Specialist:

1. Ruben Tejada, SS

2. Daniel Murphy, 2B

3. David Wright, 3B

4. Curtis Granderson, RF

5. Chris Young, LF

6. Ike Davis/Lucas Duda, 1B

7. Travis d'Arnaud, C

8. Juan Lagares, CF

In this lineup the Mets have one of the best defensive outfields in the league. All three outfielders are quick and athletic and capable of making eye popping plays. However, the lineup takes a hit losing the speed of EY Jr at the top and forces the Mets to rely heavily on the bat of Tejada. The question is, is Lagares' defense so much better then Young's that he should be in the starting lineup?

The Dark Horse Option:

1. Eric Young Jr, 2B

2. Daniel Murphy, 1B

3. David Wright, 3B

4. Curtis Granderson, RF

5. Chris Young, LF

6. Travis d'Arnaud, C

7. Juan Lagares, CF

8. Ruben Tejada, SS

This option gives the Mets the best of both worlds allowing EY Jr to lead off and return to his natural position, while still having Lagares man the vast Citi Field outfield. Murphy has some experience and at first and has proven he can be trusted to adjust to a new position quickly. However, the Mets would lose a power threat in Davis or Duda and have to rely more on youngsters in the six through eight spots.

Whichever way Terry Collins choices to go on opening day he is not limited. At the time being the Mets have two first basemen, two second basemen if you count EY Jr, and four outfielders. The Mets also have a solid 1B bat in Josh Satin, who is learning how to play the outfield with the help of former Met, Marlon Bryd. Collins can mix and match as he see's fit. The only two players guaranteed to see everyday playing time are Wright and Granderson. Chris Young should, but he could be benched against right handed pitchers. So should Murphy, but there is no guarantee he makes it till opening day, which I expect he will. There are also rumors floating around that the Mets could land Kendrys Morales on a team friendly deal and he certainly would man first base over any of the current options.

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