Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 11/18/13
They sign no free agents… They trade for no stars… They run out a team in 2014 that is largely the same as 2013… THE LINEUP: Eric Young Jr. [LF] Juan Lagares [CF] David Wright [3B] Daniel Murphy [2B] Travis d’Arnaud [C] Ike Davis [1B] Ruben Tejada [SS] Matt DenDekker [RF] The Mets continue to lack any true protection for Wright who sees fewer and fewer hittable pitches.  d’Arnaud is over-exposed and flounders as a middle-of-the-order hitter and 5-8 in the Met lineup are as easy a bunch to put away as any in baseball.  Young’s speed is an asset to the team but his mediocre on-base skills are notable.  Meanwhile Lagares proves his inability to walk makes him a poor fit for the top of a lineup.  By the end of the year, the lineup has changed: Eric Young Jr. [LF] Wilfredo Tovar [SS] David Wright [3B] Daniel Murphy [2B] Cesar Puello [RF] Wilmer Flores [1B] Travis d’Arnaud [C] Juan Lagares [CF] Tovar isn’t much different from Tejada but his work ethic is enough to earn him a chance.  ...
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