New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson was hired by the organization to help rebuild the franchise and get back in contention for the National League East title.
Unfortunately, after a few seasons with Alderson at the helm, it's been much the same story.
New York has finished fourth in the division in four straight seasons and there is still a lot of work to be done in order for the Mets to place higher.
While it was understood that the Alderson era would be a process, a lot of questions still remain as to the direction of the club and the quality of the work he's done.
This offseason will prove vital for the Mets, as Alderson is going to have his hands full with a bunch of critical decisions to make.
Here are the biggest storylines for the Mets this offseason.