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In midst of bleak season, the Mets' future has arrived

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After 2,263 minor league plate appearances and some idle moments fantasizing about his MLB debut, Dominic Smith walked into the New York Mets' clubhouse at Citizens Bank Park on Friday and located his locker stall near the entrance to the showers.

Smith went 1-for-3 with a single in his debut at first base and enjoyed his biggest thrill as a spectator, when rookie teammate Amed Rosario homered in the ninth inning to give the Mets a 7-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies .

With six weeks to go, Curtis Granderson and Asdrubal Cabrera can only wonder if they'll be following Lucas Duda , Jay Bruce , Addison Reed and Neil Walker out the door in trades before the end of August.

If Rosario and Smith warm to the big leagues as quickly as outfielder Michael Conforto , who is slugging .568 with 26 home runs and recently made his first All-Star team at age 24, the new wave has a chance to be dangerous.

Rosario, who grew up in the Dominican Republic playing alongside future Texas Rangers outfielder Nomar Mazara , signed with the Mets for $1.75 million at age 16 in 2012 and rose quickly through the system.


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