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Weaknesses and Quick Trade Fixes for New York Mets
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The blueprint for a rapid one-year turn around has been written by the Baltimore Orioles, Oakland Athletics and Washington Nationals who all made shocking runs to the postseason against all odds.

That provides hope for even teams like the New York Mets, who have been mired in a four-year spell of sub .500 seasons.

With a few shrewd acquisitions, the Mets can quickly rise in the rankings in the NL East and become a much more competitive club.

It would not be uncharted territory for GM Sandy Alderson, who has made a name for himself in the baseball industry for rejuvenating dormant franchises, such as the Oakland Athletics in the 1980s as well as the San Diego Padres last decade.

Here are the team's three biggest weaknesses with two ways they can improve. 

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