Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 11/15/14
With all the injuries in big league camp this spring, it would have been really nice if some of the young kids could have stepped in and helped out. It would have been a help to the big league team, a valuable experience for the kids, a learning experience, and who knows? One of them might have won a big league job. Injuries to Captain Kirk have robbed him of any chance this year, to do anything more than start the season in Buffalo. Injuries to Reese Havens have prevented him from competing for the Mets second-base job for the last two years. An injury to Zach Lutz kept him from making his major league debut last year when DWright went on the disabled list. And if Jerry “The Stooge” Manuel hadn’t destroyed Jenrry Mejia’s arm two years ago, he might be competing for the fifth rotation spot on the Mets right now. I started thinking about some of the oft injured minor league prospects in the Mets system, some of them very high draft picks, who have wallowed in the perpetual mire of m...
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