Originally written on The Daily Stache  |  Last updated 11/11/14
Vs. RHP: Tejada, Murphy, Wright, Ike, Buck, Duda, Kirk, Baxter? // RT @asprach: What does full lineup look like, do you think? — Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) January 15, 2013 Vs. LHP: Cowgill, Murphy, Wright, Hairston*, Davis, Buck, Duda, Tejada? — Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) January 15, 2013 With Spring Training getting closer and closer, the look of the Mets still seems somewhat incomplete. But, as you see with the two tweets with Adam Rubin, it can be fun to predict what the Mets team could look like for the upcoming season. Of course, the question of this post was “What will be the 2013 Mets Lineup” but you could make an arguement that the real question may just be, could that actually be the lineups? The assumption that Rubin makes is that Scott Hairston is the starter and that the Mets, in 1969 like fashion have a couple of platoons, both in the outfield this time, in Center and Right Field. Now, the Left-Handed Lineup is interesting because it has Colin Cowgill, playing Center Field and leading off. Now, if Ruben Tejada is good enough to bat against right handers in the lead-off spot, you would think Terry Collins would at least give him a chance to prove he can do it against lefties. I also believe you could get away with a 3-4-5-6 where Murphy is your 3 and Wright hits cleanup. So in my opinion against LHP’s, I would try a lineup of: Tejada Cowgill Murphy Wright Davis Hairston Duda Buck. I like to split the righties and lefties and let Murphy get more chances to drive in runs, which I believe is more his forte than helping be a table setter. Now against Right-Handers, things are different because the power you get from Hairston is replaced by the less powerful Mike Baxter. I think Baxter, who is in the lineup playing Right Field instead of Scott Hairston, is a better top of the order guy than hitting 8th. He can work out a walk, swings a solid bat, and although the speed is ok at best, he isn’t a horrible base runner. Now to split up the lefties, I’m going to bat Tejada in the 2nd spot. Now of course I made the point earlier that Tejada could bat lead off against both lefties and righties, but I would not want Baxter and Murphy back to back, so that’s where Tejada splitting them up helps. Now the one issue to my plan is that with the excess of left handed hitters in this lineup, we have to have lefties hit back to back in one spot in the order. I choose to with the power duo of Duda and Davis over Duda and Nieuwenhuis at the bottom of the order. The reason for that is because of the lack of contact is greater right now with Kirk than it is with Ike considering Duda is the constant in both situation. So in my opinion against RHP’s, I would try a lineup of: Baxter Tejada Murphy Wright Davis Duda Buck Nieuwenhuis Now, I think of all the debates you can have about a team, the way a lineup is constituted is right at the top between fans. So what do you think? What would you change? Why would you not change it? Tell me what you think the lineup for the 2013 Mets should be in the comments below. The post What Will Be The 2013 Mets Lineup? appeared first on The Daily Stache.

Ray Rice wins appeal, can sign with any team

Athletics deal Josh Donaldson to Blue Jays for Brett Lawrie

Ohio governor decrees playoff committee honorary Ohioans

Lance Stephenson becoming a problem with the Hornets?

Tony Romo: I promise I'll be better next week

Seahawks could wait to address Russell Wilson's contract


Report: SMU football to hire Clemson offensive coordinator

Dez Bryant: Eagles were ‘kinda cheap’

Hockey goalie rushes into stands to perform CPR on fan

49ers CEO Jed York apologizes for unacceptable performance

Family searching for missing Ohio State football player

CM Punk opens up about leaving WWE, says he'll never return

What if the Chargers refused to trade Eli Manning?

Why is there a red seat hanging in the Mall of America?

WATCH: Mickey Rourke TKO’d a man half his age in Moscow

What's next for the 49ers?

The most tone-deaf tweet ever?

Five bold predictions for Week 13 in the NFL

Brady Quinn pens 'note' to Jets quarterback Geno Smith

Bills center Eric Wood gained 7.4 pounds at Thanksgiving

Cubs reliever somehow OK after being involved in awful accident

Seahawks players throw shade at 49ers after victory

Five takeaways from NFL's Thanksgiving Day action

Things to be thankful for in the NBA this season

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

What if the Chargers didn't trade Eli?

Dez Bryant: Eagles were ‘kinda cheap’

Ray Rice wins appeal, can sign with any team

What's next for the 49ers?

The most tone-deaf tweet ever?

Is Lance a problem for the Hornets?

5 NFL takeaways from Thanksgiving

WATCH: Ronda Rousey talks Eminem

CM Punk opens up about leaving WWE

Wrigley renovation may be delayed

Steelers could have been America's Team

John Beilein upset with ESPN

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.