I am now working on the Chicago White Sox Top 20 prospects list for 2018. The next team in line is the New York Mets, to be followed by the Texas Rangers, Milwaukee Brewers, Tampa Bay Rays, San Francisco Giants, Detroit Tigers, the Philadelphia Phillies, the Toronto Blue Jays, and finally the St. Louis Cardinals to finish the process.
Use this threat to discuss the New York Mets organization. Possible points for discussion include, but are obviously not limited to:
*****The Mets finished 70-92, fourth place on the National League Eastern Division. How optimistic are you about a possible return to .500 (or better?) under new manager Mickey Calloway? Or is this a longer-term rebuilding effort?
*****Can Robert Gsellman return to the form he showed in 2016?
*****Injury aside, do you believe in T.J. Rivera yet?
*****Dominic Smith and Amed Rosario are past rookie limits now so they won’t show up on prospect lists. What do you think of them? Smith showed more home run power than expected perhaps, but finished under .200. Rosario actually had a slightly higher OPS.
*****What is your take on the farm system as it currently stands?
*****As always, feel free to discuss sleeper prospects or anything else Mets-oriented.