New York Mets: 10 Areas to Strengthen at the 2012 Trade Deadline If Contending

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New York Mets: 10 Areas to Strengthen at the 2012 Trade Deadline If Contending
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Now that the Mets have begun the 2012 season at 4-0, the possibility of them actually contending for the postseason this year could become talked about more and more.

In the offseason, the Mets lost their All-Star shortstop Jose Reyes, but upgraded their bullpen by signing Frank Francisco and Jon Rauch, plus trading for Ramon Ramirez. They also got center fielder Andres Torres in the deal that brought Ramirez over.

Few other moves were made because the Mets at the time did not have much financial security at all. However, now that the Wilpons got their case settled, the Mets can work with more money if necessary.

Here is a position-by-position breakdown of what the Mets may try to do at the trade deadline if, in fact, they are in contention by the All-Star break.

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