Found April 19, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
As one of our readers pointed out yesterday, the Mets basically have four first basemen as part of their everyday defensive alignment. Ike Davis of course, but then you have Daniel Murphy at 2B, Lucas Duda in RF, and Josh Thole behind the plate. On this recent road trip we saw just how ugly things could get particularly in RF and 2B where we saw some costly errors including a few that were not charged as errors but ugly nonetheless. I asked some of our writers what they thought: Will Murphy and Duda’s offense make up for the games they’ll cost on defense? Joe Spector: Neither player will win gold gloves but as long as the make the routine plays without many incidents, then I’m fine with them. Duda will never be an Andre Dawson defensively similarly Murphy will not be a Ryne Sandberg. Gregg Hopps: A split decision on Murph & Duda as well. Murph has proven to be a big league hitter. I’ll take his bat in the line up and hope for the best on defense. So far this season, Duda has ap...
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