5 truths about the Mets the fans don’t want to hear

The harsh truths we close our eyes and hope go away.
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2) Many of the NY Mets prospects we’re thrilled about won’t make it

We can even lump in the current young players in the major leagues. None of the Baby Mets have secured themselves as future stars. We want to believe Francisco Alvarez’s home run barrage is the beginning of something great. All of the signs are there. He’s one of the few players who has actually made it to the majors and shown off those abilities scouts have raved about.

The same cannot be said for some of his teammates and more so for the guys still in the minors. Will Drew Gilbert or Ryan Clifford become starting outfielders for the New York Mets or find themselves stuck with the Syracuse Mets?

Luisangel Acuna is another prized possession added to the farm. He has big shoes to fill as the brother of a top MVP candidate this year. While we’re not quite expecting him to be Ronald, there is a lot to get excited about for this kid.

Unfortunately, for them and everyone else we have penciled onto the 2027 Mets roster, it’s not going to work. Prospects will suffer injuries. They’ll lack the fortitude to persevere. They may just not know how to hit against major leaguers.

An organization stacked on the farm is fun to have yet it becomes pretty meaningless if they fail to reach their potential. Mets fans do realize this. The harshest part of this truth is more will falter than we’d like to admit.