David Wright, The Captain on the cornersThe Mets have a real opportunity to have good lineup-starting pitching matchups for the majority of next season. Reyes, Asdrubal Cabrera, Wilmer Flores and Reynolds can all play multiple infield positions and bat in multiple spots in the lineup.
The return of David Wright will leave Terry Collins with some tough decisions. To play Wright at third base on an everyday basis would limit the team defensively, and would likely end his season early yet again. However, many believe ‘The Captain’ has the talent to platoon at third and first base.
A major league season is long and drawn out, but Wright has done it before. A move to first base on a part-time basis could open up multiple opportunities not only to play the hot hand, but for the younger players to gain invaluable experience.
Wright is captain because of his leadership skills, so having him on the field as much as possible can only benefit this team.