In the midst of the worst stretch in recent New York Mets history, fans and (hopefully) the front office are well aware of the necessity for change.
The team isn't scoring runs, the energy is gone from the field and the bullpen is by far the worst in the majors.
After just being swept by the Washington Nationals at home, the Mets find themselves 11.5 games out of first place in the division and seven games out of the second wild-card spot in the National League.
It's now or never time in Queens. If general manager Sandy Alderson doesn't make a move now, all hope will be gone for 2012 and it'll be the all too familiar "better luck next year."
Here are seven targets the Mets should consider.