While the New York Mets will likely not be viewed as a legit playoff contender next season, they should continue a promising trend of promoting young, homegrown talent.
New Yorkers have taken a liking to this year’s squad since it predominantly consists of players from their farm system. Before Lucas Duda and Kirk Nieuwenhuis were sent back down to Triple-A, the Mets often constructed a batting order filled entirely of players who rose up New York’s minor league ranks.
The arrival of fresh faces won’t come to a halt in 2013.
Matt Harvey’s promotion sparked excitement throughout the Mets’ fanbase in July, and New Yorkers will likely experience a similar euphoria when Zack Wheeler reaches the big show next year.
Guys like Nieuwenhuis and Dillon Gee might not exactly ever develop into superstars, but solid debuts led to promises of productive careers. The Mets have another crop of talent waiting to prove their merit in the MLB, and these players could get their name called next season.