You know, I had a thought the other day about the Mets’ lineup. When you look up and down the order and go across the diamond, what Met players are solid no-brainer starters for almost each and every day?
With the way Ike Davis is struggling, he is now teetering on the edge of becoming a platoon player until he sorts outs his struggles. Otherwise, Davis should be a cornerstone piece of the Mets for the foreseeable future.
With that said, I can only think of four players in the Mets’ lineup that should be penciled in practically every day: David Wright, Daniel Murphy, John Buck and Ruben Tejada (and that is basically because of the lack of options behind him).
You can make a case for Lucas Duda too, as he has shown that he has great pop and is very good on getting on base.
This leads me to Justin Turner.
When you peruse Turner’s stats this year, his inclusion in the lineup is bordering on mandatory. Prior to Friday night’s game, Turner was sporting a .378/.408/.444 slash line. He has...