As pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report on Monday I thought it was a good time to take a look at the 2012-2013 off-season. Despite the Mets being the last team in the league to sign a major league deal, and in all only giving out two of those deals, they did alright.
The rotation is the strength of the club and Shaun Marcum is a solid addition, sure they'll miss Dickey if Dickey is what he was last season. Within a matter of days the pen has been completely revamped and there are some solid relievers coming to camp.
I would have pick-up a super utility guy like Ryan Theriot but the infield and there back-ups isn't the issue. I thought they should have brought in a back-up catcher but clearly they are comfortable with Recker until d"Arnaud is called up.
The real misstep this off-season was the outfield, I have a hard time believing that the plan was to pursue Bourn all along and really if they do land Bourn, then they had a solid off-season taking into consideration they're still building this organization. I think they misread the market and Bourn is now their scramble to recover. Either they thought players prices would come back to them or they thought they could land a trade that never materialized. Without Bourn it was a disappointing off-season but if they land him I believe it's a big step toward changing the perception about the Mets...