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Unless a season ends with a World Series title, the front office should always be looking to upgrade at positions.
This does not look like the year the Mets' drought will end in terms of bringing home the Commissioner's Trophy.
The Mets' obvious weakness is the lack of depth in the rotation and bullpen. As far as the rotation is concerned, it would seem the Mets will be obliged to keep Johan Santana for the 2013 season, considering his contract value and injuries.
R.A. Dickey is in the midst of a stellar season, and the only question is when his contract will be extended, which means he is locked into the rotation for at least next season.
The front office rewarded Jon Niese with a five-year contract worth $25 million prior to the season, which means he will be locked into the rotation next season.
If Zack Wheeler and Matt Harvey are going to be part of the Mets long-term solution—and all indications are that the Mets plan for them to be—then the future of Mike Pelfrey and Dillon Gee are very much up in the air.
My prediction is that the Mets will allow Pelfrey to test free agency, considering he is coming off Tommy John surgery and not many teams may be willing to commit a spot on the big league roster to him.
Despite the potential season-ending injury to Dillon Gee, I believe the Mets love his makeup as a pitcher, and he is the type of pitcher that could be effective as a middle reliever or a spot starter.
Regardless, the top prospects are going to be given every chance to win a spot in the rotation, which will make their late-season performances even more intriguing.