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Mets post best overall minor league record in 2014

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The Mets boast the highest winning percentage across their minor league affiliates.

Paul DePodesta
Paul DePodesta
Chris McShane

Baseball America recently released a ranking of organizations' 2014 minor league records. The Mets' farm system stands on top of the list, thanks to an excellent 434-330 overall record and .568 winning percentage. All seven of the Mets' affiliates finished the season with a .500 record or better, led by the Savannah Sand Gnats at .625.

Success down on the farm is something Sandy Alderson has clearly prioritized during his tenure. From 2012, one year after his first MLB draft as New York's general manager, to 2014, the Mets have finished 11th, 4th, and 1st, respectively, in the organizational minor league record standings, with a .500 record or better in all three campaigns. It's worth noting that the Mets as an organization never accumulated a winning record in the minors during Omar Minaya's six-year stint as the general manager.

While the team's success in the minor leagues has yet to translate to a winning record in the majors, it's never a bad thing to have an excellent farm system, not just for the young prospects, but also for the fanbase. As Mets fans stare at yet another losing season this year, at least we could say we have enjoyed our daily "happy recap" down in the minors.