It is now the magic month of September in the baseball season, which means a couple of things. For teams in the playoff hunt, every game counts as they jockey for a chance to play in October.
For teams like the New York Mets, just playing out the rest of the season and trying to play spoiler, it means an opportunity to get a jump start on preparing for next year.
With September call-ups and expanded rosters, the Mets are getting a look at some players that will hopefully contribute to the team in the future that were not on the 2012 Opening Day roster.
For some players, this is their audition to the team, and though September is meaningless in terms of postseason aspirations, it means everything to those getting an opportunity to showcase their skills at the big league level.
Here are a couple of players that were not on the New York Mets' Opening Day roster this season that look to have their names penciled in on the 25-man roster for Opening Day 2013.