What could have been? The all homegrown Mets team

Posted: August 13, 2013 in News, Opinion
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By Steven Inman

In a very intriguing piece Dominic Lanza breaks down what all 30 ball clubs would look like if they still had all their homegrown players. The Mets would look very different most notably on offense.



Carlos Gomez has emerged as an all-star after being traded to Minnesota in a deal for Johan Santana

New York Mets
Starting Pitchers
A.J. Burnett
Dillon Gee
Matt Harvey
Scott Kazmir
Jonathon Niese
Heath Bell
Josh Edgin
Jeurys Familia
Matt Lindstrom
Jenrry Mejia
Bobby Parnell
Joe Smith
Francisco Pena
Josh Thole
Mike Carp
Ike Davis
Daniel Murphy
Jose Reyes
Ty Wigginton
David Wright
Endy Chavez
Nelson Cruz
Lucas Duda
Carlos Gomez
Angel Pagan

The Mets could have had an outfield of Cruz, Pagan and Carlos Gomez which could probably be the best in baseball. That being said, the Mets weren’t the only team to give up on Cruz and Gomez, both of which have become All-Stars. Having Jose Reyes here still could help with filling out the infield which could really use a shortstop right now. That being said the Mets have developed some great pitching over the last few years and have done a solid job of keeping it here in New York.

This is a very fascinating article by Dominic and you should definitely check out  http://itsaboutthemoney.net/archives/2013/08/12/the-all-homegrown-mlb/ to see what all 30 teams would look like with all homegrown teams.

  1. Michael Young says:

    Steve – Keep on signing prospects, trading veterans for prospects and every six years the entire roster would be completly turned over. Would that work out better for the Mets than what they have apparently done? Of course with this approach Mike Piazza, Keith Hernandez, Carlos Beltran and Gary Carter would never have worn a Mets uniform and Wheeler wouldn’t be a Met either. Mike

    • Steven Inman says:

      Yeah this article was just a fun little way to think what could have been. The best teams are constructed with devoting home grown players and trades. It made sense to trade Gomez for Santana. It didn’t make sense to let Reyes go for nothing however.

      This list certainly makes you remember how many good home grown players the mets have signed and drafted the past few years though. Thanks for the comment!

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