The New York Mets are currently in the midst of their worst slump of the 2012 campaign. After heading into the All-Star break with a surprising record of 46-40, Terry Collins and company are now under .500 for the first time all year.
Johan Santana and Dillon Gee now find themselves on the disabled list, with Gee's injury being labelled as a potential season-ending issue.
There is hardly any power in the lineup, there are too many left-handed bats, and the bullpen is reminiscent of the last few weeks of the 2007 and 2008 seasons when nobody could get anybody out.
Something needs to be done in Flushing. A move must be made that injects some life into this seemingly declining club as well as Citi Field.
Here are five creative trades ideas that would help Sandy Alderson do just that.