David Wright out again for Mets. They say he probably won’t play more than a dozen exhibition games this spring, which is fine by me. Just so that he’s healthy. Here’s the Mets’ batting order for today’s game against the Yankees.
Curtis Granderson, RF: He proved he can hit leadoff, but every time I see his name at the top of the order reminds me of the Mets’ inability to produce a No. 1 hitter in the traditional sense.
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS: Trying to find the right spot for him. He’ll probably hit in three or for other spots in the order.
Yoenis Cespedes, CF: He’s loose now. Let’s see where he is after an 0-for-17 stretch in July.
Lucas Duda, 1B: If he hits 30 homers this year, I’d rather it be five a month rather than two in one month and 12 in another.
Neil Walker, 2B: As with Cabrera, he’ll be moved around a bit until they find a spot for him.
Travis d’Arnaud, C: I’m hoping he can hit at least 20 homers. And, improve his throwing.
Alejandro De Aza, LF: There’s been talk of a trade. They’ll move him if they can.
Kevin Plawecki, DH: It has been mentioned he might open the season in the minors, which might not be a bad thing because he’ll get consistent at-bats.
T.J. Rivera, 3B: Today’s Mets’ third baseman du jour.
Jacob deGrom, RP: I’m betting on at least 17 wins.