We have a chance to have an overall better defense over the long term as D'Arnaud takes over the catching position by mid year. Tejada, Davis and Wright are solid defenders and if no other trades are made for a CFer the platoon of Nieuwenhuis and Cowgill should be solid though not spectacular. The outfield corners remain a concern...Duda is best hidden in LF though you know that the Mets will be serious about winning when Duda gets traded to a team who needs a 1Bman/DH type. His power potential and minimal salary means he is staying put for awhile. Will Murphy continue to improve his defense?...can he learn to play at the proper depth so his range and arm are maximized? Or does SA trade him to a team that needs a thirdbaseman/fifth infielder and get a true speedy leadoff hitter?