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We cannot reasonable expect that Omar Quintanilla will be a long term option at shortstop. While we debate how we are going to strengthen the outfield in 2014, one could argue that the shortstop position may be the largest gap the Mets need to fill moving forward. The problem heading into the offseason is that the focus may be on acquiring an outfield bat. This may leave shortstop as an open competition between Ruben Tejada and fill-in-the blank journeymen middle fielder comparable to the incumbent, Quintanilla.