In an article By Anthony DiComo of MLB.com he talks about how Mets prospect Lucas Duda could play a pivotal role for the Mets in Right Field. What is of particular interest is what Collins has to say regarding Duda. He says,
“I’m hoping like mad that Carlos Beltran can be out there quite a bit,” Collins said. “But if something happens, this guy has shown this spring that his bat’s dangerous, so I need to find a place for him if that happens.”
When you add to that that today Lucas Duda a left fielder started the game playing right field. You have to wonder if the Mets are already looking into seeing if Duda’s bat can fill in for what power the Mets lose if Beltran indeed ends up missing considerable time?