Mets Season in Review: James Loney
By JT. Teran
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Role for 2017 and contract status
James Loney is currently a free agent. He will likely not be back with the Mets in 2017 as the need at first should be covered going forward.
If all goes according to plan, Lucas Duda will and should be healthy enough to make most starts for the Mets at first base. Wilmer Flores and maybe even Michael Conforto, could get some looks at the corner position as well.
There are several teams that have needs at first base like the Phillies, for example. Unfortunately, most insiders expect James Loney to start the year either in the minors if he is even signed at all.