By: Michael Ganci

How Do Mets Get At-Bats for Both Travis D’Arnaud and Kevin Plawecki?

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Mike Puma of the New York Post is reporting that the Mets are talking about different ways to get at-bats for both Travis d’Arnaud and Kevin Plawecki to help keep d’Arnaud heathy and fresh and somehow insert Plawecki’s bat into the lineup from time to time as well.

D’Arnaud, in just 268 at-bats last season, hit .268 with a .340 OBP, 12 homers and 41 RBI. Plawecki, in 258 at-bats, hit just .219 with a .280 OBP, three homers and 21 RBI. Puma says a position change is not being discussed for either player.

I don’t know how I feel about a strict platoon or how it would work. Look at the numbers, if d’Arnaud ever stayed healthy for a full season, that translates to at 20 homers and 61 RBI over 400 at-bats. D’Arnaud needs to be the first option. Plawecki, on the other hand, is clearly superior on the defensive end. His minor league numbers suggest he’s better than he’s shown offensively, and he could help keep Travis healthy for the long haul.

How would you handle d’Arnaud and Plawecki? Do you believe in a platoon? Tell us in the comments section below.

About Michael Ganci

Michael Ganci is the Co-Founder of the Daily Stache, along with Matthew Falkenbury. Since 2008, Ganci has eat, drank and dreamt all things Mets, and he'd have it no other way. Feel free to follow him on Twitter at @DailyStache.

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