Mets To Have Platoons In Center And Right

Maybe the Mets will find somebody who is released at the end of spring training, but for now the Mets are looking at platoons in center and right field.

Center will feature Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Collin Cowgill, and right field has Marlon Byrd and Mike Baxter.

Former Cardinal and Rockie Andrew Brown will also get a chance to compete.

None of these candidates, if they played fulltime, could be expected to hit the 20 home runs Scott Hairston did last season.

Any outfield power will come from Lucas Duda. Manager Terry Collins said he’s strong enough to hit 40 homers, but he can’t be projected to hit that many, or even.

Let him hit 20 first.

2 thoughts on “Mets To Have Platoons In Center And Right

  1. I have read articles that remind me that Byrd was a good player not too long ago.

    Here is hoping he has one more decent year in him so there is one OF spot and one lineup question answered.

  2. The more I think about it the more I realize we should have resigned Hairston. Perhaps the timing was wrong, but having him back would help the lineup and the field ( not that he was great in the field)