I?m happily home now after a wonderful trip around the Mets minor league system.
I owe a tremendous debt of thanks to the good people at SNY including Fred Harner, Matt Cerrone and Ted Berg for helping fund and promote the trip online.
I also must thank the Mets fieldstaffs. At each stop, the managers and coaches were generous with their time and honest in their conversations. This includes but is not limited to: manager Donovan Mitchell and pitching coach Jonathan Hurst in Savannah, Manager Tim Teufel in St. Lucie, Pitching Coach Robert Ellis in the GCL, Manager Edgar Alfonzo and Pitching Coach Hector Berrios in Brooklyn and Manager Mako Oliveras, Pitching Coach Ricky Bones and Hitting Coach Luis Natera in Binghamton.