New York Mets: Jerry Manuel Calls for Lineup Changes

Flushing Baseball DailyContributor IMay 14, 2010

NEW YORK - MAY 10:  Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets bats against the Washington Nationals on May 10, 2010 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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There has been a lot made of the Mets lineup since Jerry Manuel dropped the "Jose Reyes to hit third in the order" bomb on us this spring. Well, he’s been there for a couple of weeks and the results have not exactly been thrilling.

Here’s Manuel: “We have to probably take note these next couple days where we are as an offensive club. And if we continue to see the same thing, I’m going to have to make some adjustments to the lineup.”

Personally, I don’t think Reyes batting third has been that big of a deal. Mostly because the Mets seem to be lacking of a strong hitter to bat third in the order. A number of guys could do the job, but most haven’t been hitting up to expectations anyways, and it would severely weaken the bottom of the order.

Manuel didn’t express specifically what he meant by lineup changes, but hopefully Angel Pagan isn’t going to be moved to third in the order. If anyone gets that spot, I’d hope it goes to David Wright, but at this point it is hard to say.

Really if some more guys, Jason Bay, start hitting then this would be less of an issue. Until that happens or Carlos Beltran returns, I expect this will be an issue.

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