Over at the always informative NYFS (New York Future Stars) Ed Tsunoda examines the Mets' minor leagues, and agrees with both Fred Wilpon and this site regarding the quality of the Mets minor leagues.
Earlier this week, Fred Wilpon stated the Mets minor leagues are in much better shape than what is being reported, and has been taken to task by some of the media for it. It has also been a popular past time to bash Tony Bernazard for the disarray in the Mets system. But maybe those guys know what they are talking about.
They utilize the example of SS Wilmer Flores, the Mets' 16 year old shortstop (that's SIXTEEN- do YOU remember YOUR maturity level at that age???) who is playing in a league, with Kingsport, where the average age is 20!
Finally, the closing of the NYFS post wraps things up beautifully -
So the next time someone tells you how thin and depleted the Mets farm system is, you can pull out the same quote as Fred Wilpon, and while people may think you don't know what you're talking about either, it may well be in the end that both you and Mr. Wilpon are smarter than the average bear.
I couldn't have said it better, Ed