Injuries have turned a season full of optimism and World Series aspirations into a never ending nightmare for the Mets. Somehow, someway, the Mets have managed to overcome a depleted rotation aka the foundation of their team, and an injury plagued starting lineup. David Wright, Lucas Duda, Travis d'Arnaud, Juan Lagares, Neil Walker, and Yoenis Cespedes have all been injured for long stretches of time this year, this has forced other players like Jose Reyes, James Loney, and most recently T.J. Rivera to step up. We've all heard of Jose Reyes and James Loney before this season, but T.J. Rivera has come out of nowhere. He's a natural third basemen, but he has been playing second base recently, replacing the injured Neil Walker. In his last seven starts at second base he is hitting .440, has 3 homeruns, and has 6 RBI's, oh yeah he's also been flawless in the field. T.J. Rivera is one of those great stories, he's a local kid from the Bronx, went undrafted, and is now hitting his stride when he gets his first chance in the big leagues. I really like this kid, he's got one of those swings that you just enjoy watching, and the Mets just so happen to have second base spot opening up next spring. Neil Walker was amazing for the Mets don't get me wrong, but the Mets don't like spending money, especially when they don't have to, so if T.J Rivera can continue to play at level that he has been, the Mets may have found their next second baseman.