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Are the Mets Lacking in Depth?


The key to any good team is depth, and I, for one, am not so sure the Mets are protected if someone goes down with an injury.

Anything can happen in sports, and it’s hard to prepare for the unpredictable, but the Mets are vulnerable, not only in their thin outfield, but at other positions as well. Let’s take a closer look.

3B: David Wright

Wright is obviously the backbone of the Mets’ clubhouse. He’s the longest tenured player, and the Mets showed a commitment to him by locking him up to a long-term deal. But, if he were to get hurt, there’s no much behind him. Sure, Justin Turner could fill in or maybe Zach Lutz could be called up, but there aren’t many options if a long-term fix is needed.

SS: Ruben Tejada

Another guy who is solidified as a major part of the Mets’ future. He showed much more skills at the plate last year than anyone could have expected, and his defense will only improve. Behind him? Turner fits here as well, as does the returning Omar Quintanilla. As for the minors, Wilmer Flores may not be ready should such a situation arise.

1B: Ike Davis

Remember when David and Wright collided? Also, do you remember how Davis had Valley Fever? Whether you want to admit it or not, there are risks associated with the Mets’ bopper, and if he were to go down, who’s left? Daniel Murphy has experience at first, but that creates a hole at second. Justin Turner could fill in some there as well. ¬†Beyond that? Your guess is as good as mine.

What do you think about the Mets’ depth? Tell us in the comments section below.

One Comment

  1. Kraige

    February 20, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    If David Wright was to get hurt I think the Mets would slide Daniel Murphy over to 3b base and have a platoon of Jordany Valdespin and Justin Turner at 2b.
    If Ruben Tejada was to go down, I would think most likely Omar Quintanilla would fill in at shortstop. I thought he did an adequate job filling in last season when both Tejada and Beliard went down.
    We haven’t seem Hicks play yet, so we really can’t determine where he fits.
    The Mets have several options at first base if Ike Davis was to get hurt. Lucas Duda would probably be the first choice and have Jordany Valdespin play left field. Other options at first base could be Daniel Murphy, Zach Lutz or maybe even Travis d’Araud.
    As far as Wilmer Flores goes I think it all depends on how he’s developing in the minors. Many feel his bat is very close to major league ready and if his defense is showing signs of improvement, he could possibly be called up to cover 3b,2b or 1b.

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