The 2010 season is under way for the New York Mets, and it was a great game that gave fans, for at least a moment, a sense of relief and assurance that last year is long gone.
Although the Mets played a great game, there are still many questions that just can not be avoided. How will the pitchers after Johan pitch? How will the bullpen hold up? When will Beltran and Murphy get back? Everyone is more eager for Beltran's return though.
Something that I noticed during Spring Training as well as many who noticed was the fact that the young prospects from the Met farm system played so well. Everyone was just raving about players like Ike Davis, Jenrry Mejia, Ruben Tejada, and Fernando Martinez and all I could think of was, what happened to all the critics. Prior to this spring, everyone was bashing the Mets and their Farm System writing and saying that they had nothing, that their farm system was depleted. NOW, THOSE SAME CRITICS can't stop heaping praise. Critics who acknowledged the Mets of having any talent in the farm system would say that they only have talent in Class A and that they didn't have any pro ready talent.
Jenrry Mejia made the team, Ruben Tejada, at least for now is on the team, and many are saying that before the year is through, Ike Davis will be the Mets everyday first baseman. The Mets are good in the outfield, but if it wasn't for that you can bet that Fernando Martinez would be up in the majors now.
It's exciting to see these young kids, they bring such energy and excitement to the game. The bitter taste of 2009 still resonates, but in watching these young prospects, it stirs that excitement again.
In looking at how Murphy and Jacobs played in spring, and even though it was one game, how Jacobs played yesterday, it just brings us a little closer to the day when Ike Davis gets called up to the bigs for good. Remember that name Ike Davis, and for those critics, remember what you wrote about the Mets farm system because soon you will have to eat those words.
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