Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 3/2/12
The spectre of Generation K hangs over everything. We live in a society that wants to name everything. But so far there has been no defining nickname for the quartet of young pitching prospects – Jeurys Familia, Matt Harvey, Jenrry Mejia and Zack Wheeler – that the Mets are counting on to lead their resurgence in the second half of the decade. It is as if everyone is afraid of jinxing this batch, much like what happened to Generation K. Jason Isringhausen, Bill Pulsipher and Paul Wilson were going to wash the bad taste out of our mouths from “The Worst Team Money Could Buy” and lead the Mets to the promised land in the second half of the 1990s. They were dubbed Generation K, a play on Generation X, but due to the combination of “There Is No Such Thing As A Pitching Prospect” and Dallas Green, none of those players developed the way fans dreamed they would. Generation X was the name given to the post Baby Boom generation, which Isringhausen, Pulsipher and Wilson all were m...
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