Terry Collins talked with SNY’s Mets Hot Stove on Thursday and said:
- Jon Niese is the team’s ace and likely to be the Opening Day starting pitcher.
- Ike Davis will get twice as many at bats during Spring Training than he got last year.
- Lucas Duda could be part of an outfield platoon.
- Ruben Tejada is currently the front runner at shortstop.
- Travis d’Arnaud proved himself to the pitching staff last season.
- Curtis Granderson will protect David Wright in the batting order.
- Juan Lagares and Chris Young will compete for center field in Spring Training.
To see Collins discusses the situation with Davis and Tejada, watch this:
To see part two of the interview, where Collins talks about Bartolo Colon, Niese, the bullpen, and the possibility of young prospects from the system getting work as relievers, click here…