4. NY Mets fans need to see the newly acquired prospects show promise
The Mets have completely remade the farm system at this year's trade deadline. Trading Max Scherzer, Justin Verlander, and David Robertson allowed the Mets to restock the farm and acquire two current top 100 prospects and two future potential top 100 prospects.
Luisangel Acuna was acquired in the Scherzer trade and is currently at Double-A Binghamton. He is ranked as the 42nd best prospect in baseball according to MLB Pipeline and 2nd in the Mets system. He has a shot to contribute to the 2024 Mets and it would be nice to see him put some big numbers up at Binghamton.
Drew Gilbert came over from Houston in the Verlander trade and joined Acuna at Double-A Binghamton. He is ranked 66th on the top 100 MLB Pipepine list and 4th in the Mets system. He also has a shot to help the 2024 Mets.
If Acuna and Gilbert perform well enough down the stretch that would ensure they start next year at Triple-A and just one step away from Queens.
The other prospect acquired for Verlander is Ryan Clifford, a power hitting 1B/OF who was sent to Single-A Brooklyn. His first at-bat in the Mets system was a home run. A promising start, but he is a ways away from the big leagues.
It is important for these prospects to show the Mets sell-off wasn't for naught and that the future is still bright for the Mets and could come sooner than you'd think.