With Carlos Beltran sidelined (until early May?), the Mets have a hole in centerfield. Angel Pagan is the favorite to start in Beltran’s place, but the Mets also have a veteran in Gary Matthews Jr. and a young-gun in Fernando Martinez.
I took to Twitter to see which player fans preferred. Here are some responses…
kstrauss11: F-Mart for now until Beltran comes back...then F-Mart in right.
metsfanmurph: Fmart because he is currently the best player
m1735: F-Mart. He provides speed that the team lacks sans-Reyes and Beltran, and has more of a future in blue + orange than Pagan
EliseMichelle: I would almost always go with Pagan but the injury streak pushes me towards F-Mart.
saffir_99: Pagan. F-Mart probably should stay in the minors a bit longer and GMJ doesn't have his defense anymore.
rad_ryan: Pagan. Fernando hasn't even played a full season in the minors in his career yet. Let him do that first.
maggie162: Pagan - he showed good consistency last year and has decent offense and defense.
Where do you stand? Which player do you want starting in CF in Beltran’s absence?