With four days until Opening Day, most teams have their rosters, rotation and batting order set. The Mets are not most teams.
Their three remaining exhibition games will do little to answer questions for manager Terry Collins, who undoubtedly won’t be satisfied with what he sees Monday and will be mixing and matching for weeks.
The Mets think David Wright and Daniel Murphy will be ready, this after serious doubts just days ago. How things can change so quickly is puzzling.
Also, head scratching is the decision today to play Murphy at second against Washington in his first major league game of the spring. If something happens, it will be at least two weeks on the disabled list. If they play him in a minor league game, like they are with Wright, if he were re-injured they could backdate his time on the disabled list.
If this is about facing major league pitching, why against left-hander Gio Gonzalez?
This is asking for trouble.
The original plan was to replace Wright with Justin Turne...