This was posted this morning by one of the readers, and figured we could have a little discussion on what you think the ideal Mets line-up is, without Carlos Beltran.
Here is John's post; I will post my ideal line-up in the comments, and encourage you to do the same.
Why REYES SHOULD NOT BAT THIRD!!!!
1)He is not a power hitter
2)He is not hitting above 250
3)He is struggling himself
4)He is not a patient hitter
5)He likes batting LEAD OFF
6)He can not hit a curve ball
7)DO I NEED MORE????
I guess this is the winning lineup in "JERRY's MIND"
JERRY...you are clueless
Reasons--Reyes is the LEADOFF hitter..pagan has been making solid contact and is a good fastball hitter ..very hard to double up these two...if either get on then Wright will see more fastballs. You need to get your best hitters the most AT BATS in a game. Right now Pagan is showing some power and will benefit in the 2 hole he does not have the power to bat 3-6 but is hitting better than everyone in those spots. Castillo (despite what some think) is a professional HITTER. he knows his role and does it for the good of the team!! you have to bat him 2 or 7(second lead off spot). Enough said...back to work