New York Mets Using a Very Young Lineup

Eric BrennerAnalyst IAugust 7, 2008

After reading the starting lineup posting from Metsblog.com at work today, it actually amazed me to look at the infielders. The entire infield was homegrown.

Wright at third, Reyes at short, Reyes at second, and Evans at first. Even Dan Murphy was in at left field.

Looking at the box score today as well, the young guys got the job done, especially Murphy. This guy has really shown me something in the first few games he's been called up. If anything, he's at least proven he can compete here. He may not keep up his.400+ average for much longer, but I like what I've seen so far.

I have a feeling this is the kind of lineup we may become familiar with next year and in the years to follow. Despite the fact that I have assumed Delgado will be gone next year, his resurgence this second half may sway the Mets into picking up his option. I'm still very nervous about that, but I feel better knowing what we have in the way of young talent.

Now if they can truly help us win this year is another story. I can only hope...