Three takeaways from Monday’s Mets victory
Jun 2, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets catcher Travis d
Travis d’Arnaud put his Spring Training numbers behind him
Heading into Monday’s opener, there were some who were worried about Travis d’Arnaud’s lackluster offensive Spring Training.
I wasn’t one of those worried about d’Arnaud, but it was still nice to see him deliver two hits, including a booming RBI triple off the center field wall that gave the Mets a much-needed insurance run.
Although d’Arnaud was fantastic during the second half of 2014, it’s important for him to get off to a good start this season in order to quiet his critics and cement his position as the starting catcher.
Kevin Plawecki is in Triple-A Las Vegas and is just about ready, and a prolonged slump from d’Arnaud could potentially lead to a change. Let’s hope that doesn’t happen.