Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 8/2/13
Wilmer Flores has Las Vegas sitting at the top of the division… So much of the New York Met sales pitch over the last several years has been a message of hope. Met fans were asked to think forward as the franchise went about the business of establishing a culture and practices geared at making their team competitive year in and year out. The first order of business we were told was to vastly improve the player development system through the Mets minor leagues. More emphasis and resources were pledged to the player draft, a consistent philosophy promised to run as a backbone through the minor league system with homegrown talent a crucial ingredient in future success. Originally, little progress from a win/loss perspective was seen at the highest minor league levels. Conditions in Flushing were topsy-turvy at best with players bouncing from Double-A to Triple-A to Flushing, back and forth, all too frequently to allow the stability needed for win/loss success. It was at the lower level...
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