Found September 01, 2013 on New York Mets Report:
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With Ike Davis likely playing his last game with the New York Mets because of a strained right oblique sustained Saturday afternoon the Mets are presented a golden opportunity to further get answers for next season. However, what Terry Collins said he’ll do and what he should do are two different things. Collins suggested Lucas Duda getting most of the time, with Josh Satin sprinkled in and Wilmer Flores to get a look once David Wright returns. DAVIS: Frustration defines career with Mets. No, no, no, a thousand times no. If it is believed Collins retaining his job is predicated not on record, but other mitigating circumstances, Justin Turner should be playing third and Flores should be getting the lion’s share of the time. One of the primary objectives of the Mets the last month should be determining where Flores could play, and we know it won’t be third base because of Wright. And, it shouldn’t be second because Daniel Murphy is a good enough option. The only other place I would tr...
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  • Don't agree. Watching last night's awful loss to the Nats, it's clear(not that it wasn't before) what the Mets need to address:

    1. the bullpen.
    2. up the middle.

    Good teams are strong up the middle. With Murphy and Quintinilla, the Mets are anything but. That play, fielded by Quintinilla, which turned into the tying or go ahead run(I'm trying to forget it) was awful. Two problems with that play. First, Quintinilla's arm is weak, more like a second baseman, and Murphy should have been yelling 4,4,4. As Murphy wasn't in the play, he's got to give the SS an idea on what to do. It's not just that play, both are just not strong enough to play those positions on a winning team. Other than Weeks on the Brewers, I haven't seen a weaker 2nd basemen this year than Murphy. Look at his feet when he's fed a double play ball. He has both feet on the bag. I have never seen this before. So, what's my idea, and how does it tie in here? Put Murphy at 1st base, keep Satin as a back up for 1st and 3rd, and deal or let Ike go. Duda? Who knows. But IMO, the Mets will never win with Murphy at 2nd. He can hit, not much power, but he can hit, and he's young. Give him first, play Flores at 2nd. If Flores doesn't work out, put Murphy back there til you get someone that does. NFW that Murphy(or Quintinilla) should be at their positions next year. Q's range is terrible, as is his arm for SS, and Murphy's range is terrible, his glove suspect, and his footwork awful. Just look at the game Harvey pitched vs. the Dodgers. On back to back balls, Murphy muffed a grounder up the middle by Crawford, then touched, but didn't catch a soft liner, for which he leapt about 2 inches. Both occurred to start an inning, and both scored.
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