The Different Mets Lineups in 2012

With the departure of Jose Reyes, unknown quantities of Ruben Tejada and Jason Bay, and potential flurry of mid-season trades/call-ups, fans should expect to see a variety of lineups this season. Below are six lineups that could very well see some actions over the course of 2012.

Most Likely to Start the Season:

CF Andres Torres
2B Daniel Murphy
3B David Wright
1B Ike Davis
RF Lucas Duda
LF Jason Bay
C Josh Thole
SS Ruben Tejada

Alternative to Torres Leading-Off:

2B Daniel Murphy
C Josh Thole
3B David Wright
1B Ike Davis
RF Lucas Duda
LF Jason Bay
CF Andres Torres
SS Ruben Tejada

Versus a Top RHP:

CF Andres Torres
2B Daniel Murphy
3B David Wright
1B Ike Davis
RF Lucas Duda
LF Mike Baxter/Adam Loewen
C Josh Thole
SS Ruben Tejada

If Tejada is Slumping Badly:

CF Andres Torres
2B Daniel Murphy
3B David Wright
1B Ike Davis
RF Lucas Duda
LF Jason Bay
C Josh Thole
SS Ronny Cedeno

Potentially By Mid-Season:

CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis
2B Daniel Murphy
3B David Wright
1B Ike Davis
RF Lucas Duda
LF Jason Bay
C Josh Thole
SS Ruben Tejada

If Wright Gets Traded (by Mid-Season):

CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis
C Josh Thole
3B Daniel Murphy
1B Ike Davis
RF Lucas Duda
LF Jason Bay
2B Reese Havens
SS Ruben Tejada

Aug. 14, 2011; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New York Mets batter Mike Baxter reacts after fouling a pitch off his leg in the first inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

Topics: Ben Berkon, Leading Off, Mets, Mets Lead Off Hitter, Mets Lineups, Mets Lineups 2012, New York, New York Mets, Rising Apple

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