Found May 02, 2012 on Mets Fever:
Much has been made in the media about the abundance of home-grown players starting on a regular basis in the Mets lineup.  From Tejada to Murphy, Thole to Duda, and Ike to Kirk, up and down the entire lineup features players drafted and groomed by the Mets minor league system.  It kind of brings a feel good story for us long suffering Mets fans.  It definitely makes it a little easier to watch a mediocre team.  However, I think we may be getting a little too excited about the home-grown element.  As far as I am concerned, calling up a player from the minors who has short-term success is one thing; however, sustaining long-term success is what I am concerned about and to be quite frank, I do not see many long-term answers with the home-grown players producing for the Mets today aside from David Wright. Lets take a look at the home-grown talent and dissect exactly what the Mets are working with:Ike Davis - Davis' career got off to a fantastic start.  After his promotion in 2010 he...
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