Sep 18, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Gabriel Ynoa (63) pitches during the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

The Taxi Squad

Gabriel Ynoa, RHP; Rafael Montero, RHP; Sean Gilmartin, LHP; Josh Edgin, LHP; Ty Kelly, INF; Matt Reynolds, SS

You’ve seen these guys before. No, they won’t be makers of change like those ideal rookies mentioned, as they have neither the prospect nor the performance in the minors.

However, these roster plugs and injury fill-ins often make more of a difference than you’d imagine, but admittedly are not subject of intrigue.

Ynoa, Montero and Reynolds are candidates to surprise Met fans should they perform – and make a quick stint into a permanent stay – but, in all likelihood, players in this group will make a bevy of moves up and down from Triple-A to the big club – and back again.

They are appropriately titled: “The Taxi Squad.” However, when one or more makes an impact on a single game – perhaps a barn-burning extra inning affair – Met fans won’t soon forget their collective worth.


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