Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 4/30/12
The best thing about a Mets fan site as diversified as ours, is a fair representation and good cross-section of fan sentiment on many of the hot topics we cover extensively at MMO. Today, we tackle the ongoing debate between the hot-hitting, slick fielding rookie Kirk Nieuwenhuis versus journeyman Andres Torres who is healthy again and returns to the Mets lineup tonight against Houston. Should Andres Torres replace Kirk Nieuwenhuis in centerfield? Joe D. – I haven’t seen such dazzling defensive plays in centerfield like this since Carlos Beltran last played center field for us before his knee surgery. Check that because Beltran was so graceful and gifted his plays never looked as jaw dropping as Kirk’s does. But this kid excites me and as long as he keeps hitting and fielding like he has, there’s no way he should be removed from his current role on the team. His enthusiasm and gritty play has become contagious. What team in their right mind would even consider changing anything right now
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