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Short Hops: Milledge the real deal

Inside Pitch's Bryan Hoch reflects on the last week in the Mets organization, touching upon Lastings Milledge, Kazuhisa Ishii, Doug Mientkiewicz, Chase Lambin, Merengue Night and more... (Premium Column for Inside Pitch online subscribers)

Watching Mets top prospect Lastings Milledge in Binghamton this week, it's hard to come to any other conclusion than the obvious one – the kid is for real. Now, prospects have had hot runs before, and Milledge's string at Double-A (.433 in seven games through Wednesday's action) certainly qualifies as one of those. But it's the intangibles that Milledge brings to the table that really set him...