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Mets Have a Josh Satin Problem

How is it possible that a team with virtually no hitting has a problem of having one good hitter too many? You should know by now that anything is possible in the land of the Mets. They have to figure out what to do with Josh Satin.

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Josh Satin collects one of his three hits against Brewers.

Satin went three-for-four in Sunday’s game against the Brewers, driving in what turned out to be the winning run. Satin is riding an 11-game hitting streak and is batting .382 on the season.

So obviously he should keep playing, but where? Satin was on first, but the Mets recalled Ike Davis on Friday. Clearly the job is Davis’s, as long as he does not revert to the form that sent him to the minors.

Terry Collins said he does not want any part of a platoon at first, which makes sense because Davis will never get into a groove if he keeps getting days off.

Satin worked out in the outfield and second base over the weekend, so perhaps he will see some time at either of those positions. Satin has played exactly one game in the outfield in the minors and 286 games at second.

Josh Satin is bound to cool off, but it would be a shame if there is still some hot streak left and the Mets fail to take advantage of it. In the meantime, they’ve got a Josh Satin problem.

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