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Single most important development this year...

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Posted: 9/8/2013 11:12 AM

Single most important development this year... 


For the Mets franchise as a whole, what in your opinion was the single greatest or most important development for the franchise this year?  

Doesn't necessarily have to be an individual player.  Could be a general area of improvement, etc.

Last edited 9/8/2013 11:25 AM by DocK16

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Posted: 9/8/2013 11:19 AM

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Syndergod.
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Posted: 9/8/2013 11:22 AM

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Lagares.  To me he's an everyday, 600 at-bat, major-leaguer.  

A .280/.300/.400 line with his glove in an every day centerfielder.
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Posted: 9/8/2013 11:27 AM

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dondada10 wrote: Lagares.  To me he's an everyday, 600 at-bat, major-leaguer.  

A .280/.300/.400 line with his glove in an every day centerfielder.

An above average everyday CFer at that.
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Posted: 9/8/2013 11:34 AM

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DocK16 wrote:
dondada10 wrote: Lagares.  To me he's an everyday, 600 at-bat, major-leaguer.  

A .280/.300/.400 line with his glove in an every day centerfielder.

An above average everyday CFer at that.

Lagares is a major positive.  Harvey is a huge deal.  I would say that the bigest development could be the organization making final decisions on IKE and Duda.   That would indicate a major change in direction and thinking.
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Posted: 9/8/2013 11:36 AM

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oct271986 wrote: Syndergod.

This would be my vote too.  Completely and single-handedly legitimizes the farm, and projects to be a future ace.
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Posted: 9/8/2013 11:38 AM

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VAMetsFan wrote:
DocK16 wrote:
dondada10 wrote: Lagares.  To me he's an everyday, 600 at-bat, major-leaguer.  

A .280/.300/.400 line with his glove in an every day centerfielder.

An above average everyday CFer at that.

Lagares is a major positive.  Harvey is a huge deal.  I would say that the bigest development could be the organization making final decisions on IKE and Duda.   That would indicate a major change in direction and thinking.
Not sold on Lagares just yet. He's been a good surprise, but with offensive holes at 1B and elsewhere, to have another defense first bat second guy would require a top 5 bat somewhere to makeup for all the ones that are not, and we don't have that. This isn't the 2000 Mets with Piazza, Alfonzo, and everyone else.

I think the biggest development has been overall the rise in arms in the minors. Montero, Syndergaard, Fulmer, etc. Meija's rise in stock again is a big one. I think the signal that the depth in arms is actually there is the biggest one because it finally gives FO the foundation they're looking for so we can now see what they're made of in the off-season when they go (hopefully) and build a team around that pipeline. I was always afraid it would be another generation K, and while Harvey's injury stings, so far the young pitchers are doing good enough to feel good about the pipeline.
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Posted: 9/8/2013 12:48 PM

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-Syndergaard

-Herrera and Black added to system

-Lagares out of nowhere playing a jaw dropping CF

-Parnell going from a good 7th inning type to a legit closer

-Mejia showing he may still be a big part of our future

-Montero jumping 3 levels and looking like a near ready mid rotation arm

-Gee looking like he may be closer to a #3 than a good #5

-So many interesting arms at the lower levels (RK/R+/Low-a) it's hard to keep track

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Posted: 9/8/2013 12:49 PM

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Daaaarryl wrote: -Syndergaard

-Herrera and Black added to system

-Lagares out of nowhere playing a jaw dropping CF

-Parnell going from a good 7th inning type to a legit closer

-Mejia showing he may still be a big part of our future

-Montero jumping 3 levels and looking like a near ready mid rotation arm

-Gee looking like he may be closer to a #3 than a good #5

-So many interesting arms at the lower levels (RK/R+/Low-a) it's hard to keep track

That's cheating! tongue
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Posted: 9/8/2013 1:02 PM

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Ha, You're right LOL.

I'll go with Syndergaard then.

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Posted: 9/8/2013 1:04 PM

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I would just say the continued development of the farm pitching, and I include Wheeler in that. Come to think of it, Wheeler may be the most important development for the team BECAUSE of the Harvey injury. Where would they be now without Wheeler?
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Posted: 9/8/2013 1:34 PM

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Hopefully, the realization that no matter what the level, no pitcher has ever won a 0 -0 tie and that they will need to improve the offense at every level of the organization.

I said realizing that is important. I didn't say it will happen.

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Posted: 9/8/2013 1:53 PM

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Without a doubt it is Syndergaard.
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Posted: 9/8/2013 1:59 PM

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Prior to his injury, the fact that Harvey has solidified himself as an ace. They don't come along very often. Beyond that, 5 aces on the staff will still mean 75 wins unless we find bats, bats, bats.
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Posted: 9/8/2013 2:08 PM

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EddyBarzoon wrote: Prior to his injury, the fact that Harvey has solidified himself as an ace. They don't come along very often. Beyond that, 5 aces on the staff will still mean 75 wins unless we find bats, bats, bats.

Not necessarily true.  We played .500 ball for a month and a half prior to Harvey going down.  The Giants have won a lot of games, and two championships, the past few years on the backs of their SP.  Last year's team could hit, but prior to that they won regularly with just one well above average bat.

Even with only modest offensive improvements we can easily win 82+ games next season, but our SP has to be healthy and the bullpen much improved.  

What you can't have is a strong rotation but weak offense and pen.  That's a recipe for 75 wins.  Great all around pitching and defense, irrespective of offensive production, can easily result in 82+ wins.  I'd say that's more or less proven.

The offense needs to improve, but lets not act like we need to go out and land Stanton or Cargo this off-season if we want to win more than 75 games.  Considering the amount of resources it would cost to acquire either, I'd say adding one of those two makes it much more likely that we win 75 games than maintaining our organizational depth and spreading some money around on multiple meaningful pieces (none of which need to be star caliber).
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Posted: 9/8/2013 2:46 PM

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Has to be Syndergard. To have another potential TOR starter to go along with Harvey/Wheeler is scary.
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Posted: 9/8/2013 3:49 PM

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Has to be Syndergard. To have another potential TOR starter to go along with Harvey/Wheeler is scary.

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You gotta give it to Wheeler as well. Had a shaky start and settled really nice.
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Posted: 9/8/2013 4:00 PM

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While it isn't the most important thing in terms of big league level success, and while it's not exactly "new" because the new management was put in place over the past couple of years, the fact that the Mets' minor league affiliates are doing so well bodes well in terms of improvements in the player development department. 

In the end, that could well prove to be the biggest development all-around, that the Mets have finally gotten on the "develop them well every step of the way" wagon.

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Posted: 9/8/2013 5:09 PM

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dondada10 wrote: Lagares.  To me he's an everyday, 600 at-bat, major-leaguer.  

A .280/.300/.400 line with his glove in an every day centerfielder.
With that line and GG defense, he's a +3.5 WAR player, easily.


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Posted: 9/8/2013 5:57 PM

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nyjets2047 wrote:
dondada10 wrote: Lagares.  To me he's an everyday, 600 at-bat, major-leaguer.  

A .280/.300/.400 line with his glove in an every day centerfielder.
With that line and GG defense, he's a +3.5 WAR player, easily.
He's Angel Pagan without the stupid mistakes and a cannon of an arm.
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