Yoenis Cespedes opting out of his contract opens up regular playing time in the lineup. And because Cespedes was playing DH, the Mets have many different ways they can look to fill his absence. They can also try to give his playing time to several different players. But it seems likely that they will land on a preferred option and go from there. However, with three players coming down with injuries on Monday, it may be a few days before we know what the Mets’ preferred option is. Which makes this an ideal poll question.

Do you want to see Andres Gimenez and better infield defense? Or do you want to see better outfield defense and have the Mets play a defense-first center fielder and slide Brandon Nimmo to left? Or do you want to see more offense and go with Dominic Smith in left and move J.D. Davis to DH? All of these choices offer upside and that’s a nice dilemma to have.

Who do you hope gets the most playing time now with Cespedes gone?

  • Dominic Smith (82%, 23 Votes)
  • Andres Gimenez (14%, 4 Votes)
  • Jake Marisnick/Juan Lagares/Billy Hamilton (4%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 28

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5 comments on “Poll: Who should get Yoenis Cespedes’ playing time?

  • Bob P

    I voted for Smith but I want to see Gimenez in there a lot too, unless he proves to not be ready.

  • Terry

    I voted for Gimenez. I like Dom and it stinks that this might still not get him more time playing. But Gimenez can help defensively and still give something on offense too.

  • Mike W

    I like Smith, but want to see Gimenez get some good reps.

    May also want to see what Alvarez can give us behind the plate. Unfortunately he has a Nido bat.

  • HOF19

    Per SNY Network No McNeil …….No Rosario……..No Cano in the lineup tonight .

  • Metsense

    I voted for Smith because of his .829 OPS this year and .881 OPS and a -2 Rds as a left fielder last year. He also can hit LHP. His has earned the playing time.
    Gimenez has looked good in this early season and should get some starts when a regular needs rest or also as late game defensive replacement.
    Marisnick (or Lagares/Hamilton) should be used primarily as a late game defensive replacement.

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