With Jose Reyes pulling a LeBron and heading to Miami to play shortstop for the revamped Marlins, the Mets find themselves devoid of a leadoff hitter, a sure fielder and an all-star. Reyes was considered to be the heart and soul of a team that always seemed to be missing one piece.
Given the free agent class in shortstops beyond Reyes, Jimmy Rollins, Yuniesky Betancourt and Rafael Furcal, it is highly unlikely that the Mets will sign an outsider, or for that matter, trade for one. Fortunately for them, they do have a system completely stockpiled with middle infield talent.
Let's find out who could likely replace Reyes.