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    Callis: Mets System is 18-20 Range

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    Let me be one of thousands to ask: How would the Mets Top 10 Prospects list be reconfigured with the acquisitions from the R.A. Dickey trade?

    Peter Berryman
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    How much has the R.A. Dickey trade improved the Mets farm system? And what would a new Mets Top 10 look like? Give a suffering Mets fan some hope for the future.

    Jeremy Sichley
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    After the R.A. Dickey trade, how would the Mets Top 10 now shake out? Is Noah Syndergaard a potential No. 1 starter? How would you rank the Mets system overall?

    Scott Jacoby
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    After the R.A. Dickey trade, where would the Mets system rank overall?

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    After the R.A. Dickey trade, how would you re-rank the Mets Top 10 Prospects? How much do you think the trade helped their organizational ranking?

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    Catcher Travis d'Arnaud and righthander Noah Syndergaard were the top two prospects left in the Blue Jays system after Toronto made the Jose Reyes/Mark Buehrle trade with the Marlins, and now they've gone to the Mets as part of the Dickey package. D'Arnaud is the second-best catching prospect in baseball, behind only Mike Zunino of the Mariners, while Syndergaard is a potential No. 2 starter. They'be be New York's second- and third-best prospects, fitting between righthander Zack Wheeler and shortstop Gavin Cecchini.

    Dickey is the reigning National League Cy Young Award winner and strikeout king, but I'm still surprised the Mets were able to extract Syndergaard as the second player in the deal. Adding him and d'Arnaud gives a significant boost to a system that was as thin as any in the National League before the trade. New York still lacks upper-level talent, but the addition of two blue-chip prospects boosts their system into the 18-20 range.
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    lol **** you Callis. 18-20 my ***.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoungStuna28 View Post
    lol **** you Callis. 18-20 my ***.
    hes not wrong-we are strong pitching wise but lack any ML ready offensive prospects other then d'Arnaud

    but the one thing ive learned watching baseball is you can always add a bat pitching is expensive and hard to develop so id prefer to have a lower ranked system because it isnt as well rounded and continue to bring up studs to fill out the rotation

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYMETS2889 View Post
    hes not wrong-we are strong pitching wise but lack any ML ready offensive prospects other then d'Arnaud

    but the one thing ive learned watching baseball is you can always add a bat pitching is expensive and hard to develop so id prefer to have a lower ranked system because it isnt as well rounded and continue to bring up studs to fill out the rotation
    We are a top 15 farm. We aren't strong in bats at the upper levels, but we have a lot of intriguing bats in the lower levels, and quality pitching flowing everywhere in the system. Our top 3 prospects are as good as any with Wheeler, d'Arnaud, and Syndergaard. Flores is impressive too, but BA doesn't like him anymore.

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    Cecchini sucks balls. I wish people would stop saying he is a better prospect than Nimmo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waveycrockett View Post
    Cecchini sucks balls. I wish people would stop saying he is a better prospect than Nimmo.

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    I typed in a comment, and erased it because I am no professional minor league scout. It doesn't change the fact that I think Jim Callis is full of ****.

    Btw, does that mean the Mets were one of the worst farm systems in all of baseball before the Dickey trade.... I find that hard to believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoungStuna28 View Post
    Everything I've seen and read of about Cecchini he is at best a Khalil Green/Nick Punto type

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    Quote Originally Posted by waveycrockett View Post
    Cecchini sucks balls. I wish people would stop saying he is a better prospect than Nimmo.
    I know it's a ridiculous, Cecchini is a mediocrity.

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    Lol. Stuna why freak out about this? Callis is entitled to his opinion. I consider you a knowledgeable poster, and agree with you that we are easily a top 15 farm. Personally I love when guys like him make claims like this because in a year from now, he'll probably be eating his own words in an article that calls the Mets farm one of the best in baseball. Then we get the last laugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yfern328 View Post
    Lol. Stuna why freak out about this? Callis is entitled to his opinion. I consider you a knowledgeable poster, and agree with you that we are easily a top 15 farm. Personally I love when guys like him make claims like this because in a year from now, he'll probably be eating his own words in an article that calls the Mets farm one of the best in baseball. Then we get the last laugh.
    I'm not freaking out, I just hate the lack of respect we get as a farm system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoungStuna28 View Post
    I'm not freaking out, I just hate the lack of respect we get as a farm system.
    To be honest, it's because our farm system is usually bad. Not just that it's usually not good, it's normally straight up bad, and unfortunately a lot of people on here overrate our prospects terribly.

    Have you seen the other thread with multiple people saying stuff like for a trade for Stanton we should offer Familia, Mejia, Flores, Fullmer, Lugares, etc...... thinking that's enough to get it done.

    Another guy said he flat out would turn a Stanton trade down if it included ANY of Niese, Tejada, or Murphy... I mean WTF!! How much are people gonna overrate our players???

    Anyways, all our number 1 prospects have been failing and falling off the board. Until we finally got Harvey and Wheeler here together, our numbers 1-3 prospects were dropping like flies from year to year. It was like a revolving door. Finally we have Harvey, Wheeler, and TDA and they are all looking like they'll be very good, but after this yr when they are all no longer eligible, our farm really will probably suck once again.....

    But that might not be so bad if Harvey, Wheeler, and TDA turn out great. We'll just have to keep building the farm as those other guys continue to get better on the big club.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bklynny67 View Post
    To be honest, it's because our farm system is usually bad. Not just that it's usually not good, it's normally straight up bad.

    All our number 1 guys have been failing and falling off the board. Until we finally got Harvey and Wheeler here together, our numbers 1-3 prospects were dropping like flies from year to year. It was like a revolving door. Finally we have Harvey, Wheeler, and TDA and they are all looking like they'll be very good, but after this yr when they are all no longer eligible, our farm really will probably suck once again.....

    But that might not be so bad if Harvey, Wheeler, and TDA turn out great. We'll just have to keep building the farm as those other guys continue to get better on the big club.
    That is assuming no one in our minors get better which won't happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metsbulls1025 View Post
    That is assuming no one in our minors get better which won't happen.
    I know that but right now we have definitely 3 top 100 guys, maybe 4... after this yr we could only have 1 top 100 prospect unless someone makes the jump... but personally I don't see much potential to make that jump yet. Besides Syndergaard, who else might crack the top 100 after this yr? Nimmo? Seems like that could be a stretch.

    Just sayin, I see why our farm doesn't get much respect, it's because we really don't usually have a good one. Although the good thing is right now we do. We'll see what happens next yr.

    We are likely to suck for at least 1 more season so hopefully we make a good draft pick this yr and next and that would be a big help in assuring our farm stays good after these current guys are promoted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoungStuna28 View Post
    I'm not freaking out, I just hate the lack of respect we get as a farm system.
    The farm isn't that good, it's one dimensional, and the best two guys will be graduating before June.

    It's easy to criticize guys like Callis, but have YOU looked at 30 farms systems?

    Take a step back and stop taking these rankings personally, it's probably about right in any case. After Flores the next top hitting prospect is four years away. That's not a top half farm system IMO.

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