Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 9/17/12
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Try this one on for size Mets fans… According to Terry Collins, Lucas Duda will play first base against left-handed pitching for the remainder of the season. That of course translates into first baseman Ike Davis riding the pine against left-handed pitching from here on in, thus becoming a platoon player. Knowing the type of temperamental player Ike Davis could be, you have to think he must be seething about this… This is essentially a message form the organization to Davis that they see him mostly as a platoon guy at first base who can’t hit lefties… Or am I making too much of this? I’m not going to give you a rant on how unfair this is to Davis, because he has sucked big time against lefties this season, and if you don’t believe me just go look up his splits. But I do question what the plan is going forward…. If Lucas Duda is being groomed to take over in left field next season, than why are we wasting time playing him at first base? It keeps coming down to what I’ve been saying f...
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