Tuesday, February 22, 2011
They have to find out who their 2B is going to be. The Mets have 4 potential 2B (Castillo, Emaus, Murphy, Turner) starters with Scott Hairston and Willie Harris also available at that position. Can Willie Harris play everyday over there or is it Murphy/Emaus platoon the solution. Of course, we can be ridden with another season of Luis Castillo at the bag.
The Mets have to figure out who will be their backup infielders. You have to figure that Chin-lung Hu has to be on the bench because he is versatile and can play multiple positions. They also have Ruben Tejada, Luis Hernandez who have weak bats, but have good defensive skills.
The Mets first and foremost have to find who is in the rotation besides Pelfrey, Niese, and Dickey. Now that Johan Santana will be back around July 4th, they have to find out if Chris Young can bounce back close to his Ace-like old form. They also have have to see if Capuano can blow his high cheese by people. The Mets can go also get help from some youngsters like Jenrry Mejia and Dillon Gee, who proved last year he might be ready for Major League Baseball. Mejia on the other hand, can get optioned back to AAA to work on his control. Waiting in the wings is Oliver Perez, who was reported to have a good session yesterday. Don't worry Mets Fans, he has not faced any live hitters of another team yet. The Mets also have outsiders like Boof Bonser ready to show he belongs.