Last night was one of those when I couldn’t fall asleep. Tossed and turned. The mind races at 2:30 in the morning, and for awhile last night it stopped at the Mets’ batting order.
What should it be?
Here’s what I came up with for now:
SS Jose Reyes: I’ve heard people say he should bat third, but I don’t see it now as nothing more than a waste of his speed.
2B Luis Castillo: He’s at his best taking pitches and advancing the runners.
3B: David Wright: He’ll hit for an average and hopefully regain his power stroke.
CF Carlos Beltran: He could bat third, too, but I wanted a lefty to separate him and Jason Bay.
LF: Jason Bay: Offers protection for Beltran.
RF Jeff Francoeur: Tempted to drop him down and flip with Murphy to go right-left-right-left, but opted to put two power guys back-to-back. Unfortunately, I have two strikeout guys in a row.
1B Daniel Murphy: With three guys ahead of him who’ll get on base he should have some RBI opportunities.
C: Santos/Blanco platoon: Somebody has to hit eighth and I don’t want it to be Castillo.
P: Pitcher’s slot.
Of course, this changes if they get Bengie Molina or somehow find a taker for Castillo.