Predicting New York Mets' Starting Lineup Halfway Through Spring Training

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Predicting New York Mets' Starting Lineup Halfway Through Spring Training
Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports
Ike Davis is settled in as New York's cleanup hitter

Spring training is in full swing at New York Mets camp in Port St. Lucie, Fla. With the start of the regular season less than a month away, manager Terry Collins has some important decisions to make regarding his lineup.

Who is going to bat leadoff? Who can protect Ike Davis best in the No. 5 hole? Will there be strict platoons in center and right field?

All important questions. Getting the answers is another story.

Michael Bourn would have been an excellent, base-stealing leadoff hitter. But that ship has sailed.

So Collins has to make do with the players he has, and fortunately he still has over three weeks to get his batting lineup in order.

Here is a prediction on what the Mets lineup will look like when the regular season commences on April 1 against the Padres.

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