Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 11/15/13
According to a report from Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Mets manager Terry Collins said the top priority for Sandy Alderson is to find a bat to protect David Wright. “No. 1, we’ve got to find a bat in the middle of the lineup that produces runs,” Collins said at Joe Torre‘s annual charity event in Manhattan. “We certainly hoped Ike [Davis] could do it. He had a rough year. He’s certainly not done by any means. He’s still a young guy. But for us to compete, we’ve got to make sure we have a guy who we know is going to produce. We’ve got to protect David. I know that’s probably our No. 1 priority right now. ” The key words in that statement by Collins is making sure we get a slugger “we know is going to produce.” Collins has been lobbying for some thump in the lineup ever since the Mets announced his two year extension after the season ended. He told the Midland Daily News that Wright was the centerpiece of the offense, but he needed a cleanup hitter to help him at the plate. “We’v
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