As with Parra, Howie Kendrick can be viewed as another fallback option for the Mets. Kendrick could be signed for two to three years to play second base. The Mets may be wary of committing to that extra year, as it will cut into Herrera time at second base. Unlike Zobrist, Kendrick does not have the ability to play the outfield. At the plate, Kendrick is the type of player who could roll out of bed and hit .300. If the Mets are looking for a stopgap at second base, they could do a lot worse than the lifetime .293 hitter.