If there is anything that can help the New York Mets and their fans forget about the horrors of the past few seasons, some new blood and fresh faces could do the trick. This team is in serious need of a shot in the arm, and these two youngsters could bring it to them.
Mejia is a 20-year old right-hander out of Santo Domingo. He has yet to pitcher higher than Double-A, but has already drawn comparisons to Mariano Rivera and Dwight Gooden.
Manager Jerry Manuel is practically on his knees, begging for the Mets' higher-ups to allow him to bring Mejia, who has had a very impressive spring thus far, north to Queens to start 2010, but the likelihood of that seems slim.
There is also debate over whether Mejia, who has been a starter for his entire Minor League career, belongs in the Mets' rotation or bullpen.
Ike Davis is a powerhouse first baseman, whom the Mets drafted in the first round of the 2008 First Player draft. In 2009, Davis belted 20 home runs and hit .284 between Class High A and Double-A ball.
He currently sits behind incumbent Daniel Murphy and recent acquisition Mike Jacobs in the first base depth chart. But should either of the aforementioned players struggle early on, look for a possible call-up for the soon-to-be 23-year-old slugger.