Now that we're finally about halfway through the season, naturally the trade deadline is upon us. It's a fascinating time of year where rumors fly and you can't be sure what's for real and what is just speculation. The trade deadline is where a lot of teams either solidify their roster to make their playoff run, or fail to make the right moves and drop off as the second half progresses.
The New York Mets have had a fantastic start to the season, and have surprised everybody with how well they've played. However, for the Mets to really make a playoff push, there are a few key moves they'll need to make in order to improve their chances of reaching the 2012 playoffs.
Here is what the Mets need to do in order to set themselves up for their best shot to reach the playoffs in 2012.