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Farm system gives Mets fans reason to rejoice

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Almost a decade ago, the B-Mets couldn't buy a win, the farm system was largely depleted or it's top prospects flaming out. Now, the farm system couldn't be more well stocked. The fruits of that are already paying off in the majors, too. Former B-Mets are seen excelling at almost every position - Jacob de Grom, NL Rookie of the Year; Matt Harvey, projected Cy Young candidate; Juan Lagares, Gold Glove Center Fielder; Lucas Duda, 30 HR and 90 RBI in 2014.

Wednesday it was reported that Lagares and the Mets agreed to a 4-year, $23 million dollar extension on top of the year remaining on his current deal. It's also been said that Lucas Duda is close to signing a long extension as well. The future is bright for the New York Mets, but the present is bright for their minor league clubs.

Binghamton residents won't soon forget the excitement of September 12, 2014 when the B-Mets won the Eastern League title in walk-off fashion for the first time in 20 years. The year before, the Low-A Savannah Sand Gnats won the South Atlantic League title.

"The New York Mets organization has done a fantastic job building this farm system from top to bottom," said Jim Weed, B-Mets general manager. "When you look, every team in the minor leagues had an above .500 winning percentage last year and that's really important. The Mets have done a great job building this system and I think that good things are still to happen, so Mets fans should be really excited about that."

More reason to be excited? The B-Mets open the season on April 9th in Akron before returning for the home opener April 16th against Harrisburg. All fans in attendance for the home opener will receive a copy of the "2014 Kings of the Eastern League" commemorative DVD.