With Andres Torres' calf injury and Kirk Nieuwenhuis' promotion to the starting lineup, seven of the Mets everyday starters are homegrown.
While many people criticize having lots of homegrown talent, assuming that it is due to an inability to land top free agents, teams have made it work.
For example, the Minnesota Twins of the 2000s (were led by homegrown talent, including catcher Joe Mauer, first baseman Justin Morneau, and first baseman/outfielder Michael Cuddyer. The Twins won six division titles in ten years, and Mauer and Morneau both took home an MVP award.
The Mets, with young homegrown talent like Ike Davis, Lucas Duda, Ruben Tejada, Zack Wheeler and Matt Harvey, will be a major threat in the NL East for the next decade, and prove to all of baseball that you can succeed without singing all of the top free agents.
Also, important to note- the only Mets starter who isn't homegrown is Jason Bay, and he may be the most criticized player on the team.
This young Mets team has a chance to change the baseball landscape for years to come.