Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 11/27/12
JetsMets13 asks: I read that the Mets will be re-opening their Gulf Coast affiliate for the 2013 season. I was wondering why they would do that after shutting down operations for only one year. The more I thought about it I wondered if closing that affiliate is why they were unable to sign half of their draft last June. It seemed like last season the Mets were using their minor league DL to store players with phantom injuries. I read somewhere that one Mets minor leaguer on the DL was asked how his sore hamstring was and he rolled his eyes and said, “what sore hamstring?”  Is any of this connected? Thanks. Sean Kenny replies: They are re-opening the GCL affiliate, and it seems to be just a product of fielding a team with players, then contracting the team leaves 25 players without a place to play. While so far down the ladder it may be difficult to say who will become what, the Mets put themselves in a precarious situation last year, having some of their higher draft picks with maj...
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