The New York Mets infield has rounded out in home grown fashion as this season has progressed. With Ike Davis coming up early to relieve Mike Jacobs of his duties and Josh Thole recently doing the same at the expense of Rod Barajas, the dirt at Citi Field was blue and orange as far as the eye could see. In fact, in looking around and seeing David Wright at third and Jose Reyes at short, one could not help but imagine that this young infield has the potential to stay ‘home’ for quite some time. The youngest of the infielders and the one who most recently began getting a shot to play every day is also the kid with the most questions surrounding his future. Of course I’m talking about 20-year-old Ruben Tejada.
While we have chronicled Tejada’s adventures in Queens throughout the year we wanted get an overall view of the position he mans and see what options the Mets might have in the farm system for 2011 and beyond. Mack Ade of the popular site MacksMets.blogspot.com was kind enough to take some time and answer our questions about what may lay ahead for that little piece of land between Jose Reyes and Ike Davis in Citi Field. For anyone looking to get an incredibly informed and entertaining view on the Mets farm system and insight into the next crop of youngsters that may one day storm Roosevelt Ave., we highly recommend checking out Mack’s page. Mack is a ‘Minor League Mets historian’ and we are grateful that he took the time to join us.