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PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - MARCH 11: Ronny Mauricio #2 of the New York Mets in the dugout before a spring training baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Clover Park at on March 11, 2020 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - MARCH 11: Ronny Mauricio #2 of the New York Mets in the dugout before a spring training baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Clover Park at on March 11, 2020 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
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PORT ST. LUCIE, FL – MARCH 11: Ronny Mauricio #2 of the New York Mets in action against the St. Louis Cardinals during a spring training baseball game at Clover Park at on March 11, 2020 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Which minor leaguer must the Mets make room for in the big leagues?

I’ve mentioned a lot of prospects that can one day become studs in the big leagues. We’ll have to wait for many of the names I dropped here.

Waiting around for something good to happen is for chumps. Let’s be more proactive and get it done!

Even if it is out of our control entirely, there’s going to be a Mets minor leaguer that shines so brightly this year that the organization will have no choice but to promote him to the big leagues.

The 2021 Mets should have one thing on their mind: a championship. Anything less is criminal. This winter is all about building a better ball club to accomplish this goal. Later in the season, a hot-hitting minor leaguer or a flame-throwing pitcher might be the key to push them over the top.

The Mets haven’t made the postseason since 2015. However, when they did, the club got some aid from a pair of rookie pitchers. Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz both debuted in the magical season of 2015. They were midseason call-ups the club needed to make their playoff push and capture the NL East title.

This time, I would like it to be a bat. The most obvious candidate to do so is Mauricio, but what if this source comes from an unlikelier place?

One candidate I could see stepping up and having a good year could be catcher Ali Sanchez. Every organization needs depth at the position. Sanchez could be the one to answer the call and get some innings behind the plate. Outside of him, we may need to hold our breath for a guy off our radar.

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Mets minor league baseball missed an entire year in 2020. This meant less growth for some future stars. In 2021, I’m staying positive and hoping we get to see a lot of fun down on the farm.

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