After a rough 2017 season, the New York Mets have a long offseason ahead of them. Here are the biggest needs they have to fulfill in order to get back on track.
The New York Mets thought 2017 was going to be their year. Noah Syndergaard went as far as calling New York a Mets town.
Unfortunately, the Amazins finished 70-92, good for fourth place in the NL East. Terry Collins resigned at the end of the season, transitioning into a front office role, and the Mets hired former Cleveland Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway to replace him as manager.
Now that management is figured out, it is time to focus on adding to a roster that took a bit of a hit last season.
The Mets traded away Jay Bruce, Addison Reed, Neil Walker, Lucas Duda, and Curtis Granderson in 2017. New York did, however, just pick up Asdrubal Cabrera’s $8.5 team option to keep him around for 2018.
Despite their record last season, the New York Mets are not too far away from contending again. They’ll just need to take care of a few needs this offseason.