The New York Mets minor league teams may be just as popular as the big league one in 2024. A little bit of a step back for the franchise but with a loaded farm system to go with it, there are plenty of reasons to pay as much attention to Syracuse, Binghamton, and Brooklyn in 2024 as you will to the Mets.
The excitement of having a prospect pipeline to be proud of will help keep us entertained in the coming year even if the worst case scenario happens at the big league level. It’s these five storylines we can already look forward to seeing unfold.
1) Did the Mets turn their fortunes around at the 2023 trade deadline?
Masterful. The maestro Billy Eppler accompanied by Steve Cohen’s willingness to eat salaries made the 2023 trade deadline a turning point for the Mets. As upsetting as it was to wave the white flag, the Mets fully restocked the shelves for the future.
Luisangel Acuna and Drew Gilbert lead the way. Let’s throw Ryan Clifford in there as well because it was him, along with Gilbert, whom the Mets acquired in the Justin Verlander deal. Those three will have all eyes on them. The specialty of the trade that made them future Mets writes itself.
We’ll know much more about those three and the rest of the Mets prospects added at the trade deadline in 2024. Did the ball club truly turn their fortunes around for the better? We have to believe that between all of the moving and shaking the team did they’ll come away with at least one special player. Who’ll rise to the top first?