The New York Mets have kept the promise they made to fans before the end of the 2013 regular season—this winter has been an active one. Sandy Alderson has already made more significant moves this offseason than the last three combined—Chris Young, Curtis Granderson and Bartolo Colon have all been added to the big league roster.
On paper, the Mets have improved as a team, but more work is needed for them to be considered a legitimate playoff contender in 2014.
In leaving this year’s winter meetings, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York noted Alderson’s desire to continue being active:
We're very happy. And, I think, we're positioned to do perhaps some other things later on. But we're happy with the four days. I think what we're going to do is go home, reassess what's available to us. And as we get into the last part of December and even into January, I'm sure we'll do some things. They may not be spectacular—but, we hope, additive to what we've already done.
Each of the following questions are important and must be answered before the Mets begin the 2014 regular season on March 31 against the Washington Nationals.