Thursday, September 4, 2008

Franchise Highlights - New York Mets

Front Office
The Mets are run by General Manager dherz_263. He is the second manager of the franchise and took control following the conclusion of the Season 2 regular season. While the Mets are yet to find any success with the big club, they are putting together some fine young talent and things look promising in the future.

The brightest stars of the entire organization are a pair of young lefty aces, former #1 pick Walt Hernandez and lifelong Mets fan from upstate NY Tony Stankiewicz. Hernandez looks to be developing into one of the most skilled pitchers in the NL while Stankiewicz two best pitches, a fastball and a slider, are being used to confound many a NL hitter.

At AA, the Mets have a good hitting shortstop in the making in 21 year old Juan Padilla. However in High A, they have a future superstar shortstop in the making in 20 year old Luis Franco. He will be a very valuable major leaguer as he is one of those rare talents that can have great success in the field at shortstop as well as at the plate. The Mets will someday have quite the double play combo as 19 year old second baseman Pablo Mendoza is also having great success for the High A Mets.
On the mound, 21 year old Sonny Spooneybarger has gotten a bit roughed up thus far in the minor leagues (currently High A), but scouts believe he has the talent to become the #3 man in a possible Met playoff rotation. Additionally, recent international signing 18 year old Yamid Medrano looks to blossom into a quality major league setup man.

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