No one was expecting the projected two month loss of 1B Lucas Duda, but, at the same time, you don't screw around with a fracture in your back.
It still amazes me how fragile baseball players are, but, that being said, we have to move on and figure out what to do.
Number one, you can't rush Dominic Smith. He may be the future at first base for the Mets and you have to let him go through 2016 as, first, a member of the Binghamton team, and lastly, Las Vegas.
We're down three players now... Duda, Wilmer Flores, and Travis d'Arnaud, but word I got today is Flores will be back come the beginning of June.
He and Eric Campbell may be our first basemen for awhile. Another option could be moving Neil Walker to first and calling up Dilson Herrera.
The one thing that's obvious is we will probably have a reduced power output from this position.
What's your thoughts?
Do you hit the waiver wires or try and put together a trade for another team's fodder?
Chris Carter? Mark Reynolds? Kelly Johnson?