The New York Mets' season, which began with promise, ended in a fourth-place finish and a mess in Queens that needs to be cleaned up.
The Mets are clearly in a state of transition, but have locked themselves into a few bad contracts that have severely hindered this stage of the rebuilding process. Instead of being big players on the free-agent market this offseason, GM Sandy Alderson stated that the Mets' No. 1 priority is retaining their own stars.
New York's National League team has many decisions upcoming this offseason. While some are very small, some will have franchise-defining implications.