Sadly, the Savannah Sand Gnats season came to an end on Saturday afternoon. The team really wasn't same as they were in the first half of the season before the majority of their offensive talent (LJ Mazzilli, Jeff McNeil, Gavin Cecchini, Cole Frenzel) were promoted to St. Lucie.
Even the playoff promotions of Michael Conforto and Jhoan Urena and Amed Rosario were too late to help.
A lot of talent came out of Savannah this year, especially the pitching. Both John Gant and Robert Gsellman have established themselves as future Mets starters to keep an eye on. A third, Robert Whalen, may be left behind next spring due to loss time this year due to an injury, but he may turn out to be the best of the three.
Three future prospect starters on one lower level team is a big deal in baseball.
A fourth pitcher, RP/CL Akeel Morris, looks like a winner also and could rise as high as Binghamton next season as their closer.
Lastly, 1B Dominic Smith will play St. Lucie next season and get in line behind Jayce Boyd as the possible replacement for Lucas Duda someday.
As I said, a very talented team with a very sad ending
.I’m now starting an ever-growing chatter field regarding the future employment of Terry Collins as the 2015 Mets manager. Please someone alert Reece Kaplan’s wife to get the Viagra out of his hand of this could be a double whammy of biblical proportions.