3 biggest Mets winners and 3 biggest losers at the Memorial Day checkpoint

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NY Mets loser: Everyone involved in holding back the young prospects

You’re a loser if you didn’t believe in the prospects. Holding them back is aging poorly. Francisco Alvarez has proven he is a major league starting catcher. He can hit. He can catch. He should have been on the Opening Day roster.

The bigger issue many fans have with the Mets is how timid they have been when it comes to promoting these youngsters. Alvarez only made it to Queens because of the injury to Omar Narvaez. Brett Baty gave them no choice after he demolished Triple-A pitchers. Mark Vientos did the same thing and while he has yet to fully win his roster spot, he has hardly been a waste of space on the team.

After holding the kids back last season, it was strange the Mets would actually promote all three of those players late last season only to toss them all back into the minors. If it wasn’t for several injuries and an overall underperforming offense, would any of them even be here right now?

The biggest loser of all would be anyone who still doesn’t think the kids belong. Do those trolls exist anymore? How long can one person lie to themselves about the truth of the youth?