Both Ike Davis and Lucas Duda will be on the New York Mets Opening Day roster for the beginning of this season, according to Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News. From the paper:
Tuesday, Sandy Alderson confirmed that the Mets expect the much ballyhooed battle for the starting first base job to continue into the regular season.
“I would say right now, I expect both of them to be on the team,” the Mets GM said of Opening Day. “As to who is going to be playing first base, we haven’t decided.”
That was the most important decision to be made this offseason. After failing to find a trade partner for Davis, the Mets figured that the two players could duel it out in spring training, but injuries to both left the Mets in a quandary.
Two first basemen on the roster, neither of them a good option. Looks like, given the assumed platoon with Josh Satin to help with lefty/righty splits, it could be a three man revolving door situation at first base.