Sunday, May 20, 2018

Mets get glimpse of the Amed Rosario they’re going to need


Ahmed Rosario is still a young Colt of a player. 
But, he's got all the tools to become a special player.
NY Post reports Sandy Alderson announced last July that Amed Rosario was coming concurrently with announcing Addison Reed was going. That was no accident, of course.

The Mets wanted to change the subject from an abysmal 2017 season that had them selling Lucas Duda, Reed and eventually Jay Bruce and Neil Walker. The Mets needed a hook to sell both tickets and tomorrow.

Rosario seemed ideal for the role, a quick-twitch 2.0 version of Jose Reyes. He was hitting .328 at Las Vegas and MLB Pipeline ranked him the majors’ No. 2 prospect. Across the game, teams had pivoted younger and younger to imbue rosters not just with talent, but the energy, electricity and possibility that comes from youth.


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