The New York Mets came into this offseason with a number of holes and/or question marks surrounding their pending 2014 roster. And with a bit more money to spend than in recent winters, the expectation is that the Mets will make moves that are best fitted for the club's present and future.
They answered (perhaps in a small way) one of their questions, signing Chris Young to patrol some part of their outfield.
But one of the bigger question marks that remains for the Mets is their shortstop situation. Incumbent Ruben Tejada is recovering from a broken fibula, and his relationship with the Mets appears to be somewhat strained.
And, now with the St. Louis Cardinals swooping in and signing free agent Jhonny Peralta, shortstop options for the New York Mets have begun to dwindle. ESPN New York writer Adam Rubin agrees that the Mets' choices are very limited.
Here's a look at some of the Mets' fallback options for shortstops, now that Peralta is off the board.