First of all, there’s no way the Mets are playing Valentin so he would get his 400 at-bats so his option would kick in. He’s not hitting now, what guarantee is there he will hit next year? I can’t see bringing him back next year.
If it’s between him and Ruben Gotay, I go with Gotay right now. Actually, the most productive player at second has been Damion Easley. The guy who will play soon enough is Marlon Anderson.
There you have it: Valentin, Gotay, Easley and Anderson. Who should start and why? Then be sure to check off your vote in the poll.