2) NY Mets platoon: Omar Narvaez and Tomas Nido at catcher
Omar Narvaez is the left-handed half of this platoon with Tomas Nido as the righty. It won’t be as strict as other platoons. Each should face enough pitchers from both sides.
With a catcher platoon, a logical thing to do is to pair them up with certain pitchers. We know how much past Mets pitchers and even Max Scherzer have enjoyed Nido. Narvaez is the new guy in the picture. Would the team start Nido every time Scherzer starts? It’s not impossible to expect.
Regardless of how they plan out this platoon, Narvaez and Nido will both see a lot of action. Narvaez would benefit from not getting run into the ground as a more “everyday” style. Giving him two or even three days off a week will be beneficial.
Mets fans will eagerly await the arrival of Francisco Alvarez into the picture, too. How does he factor into this picture?
Alvarez may actually play a factor in this and the DH platoon. He isn’t known for his defensive skills. As a rookie this coming season, we can expect the Mets to ease him into more regular action behind the plate at the big league level.
This is actually a perfect setup for him to wear two hats for the team. Alvarez is hyped for his bat. He should, at some point, get opportunities to show it off.