When you're 12 games out of the division and 9.5 out of the Wild Card, you naturally become a seller at the trade deadline.
There have been countless rumors about the future of players like Carlos Beltran, as the outfielder is bound to be one of the biggest names in the news as the month winds down.
The Mets have already been active in the trade market, shipping embattled closer Francisco Rodriguez to Milwaukee for next to nothing in a move to cut salary. Money will be a recurring theme in New York's moves, as the club's shaky finances have limited what the Mets can take on in terms of salary.
Like most years in Flushing, it's a mess of a season, and this is a club without any real direction. To add insult to injury, the Mets' best player, Jose Reyes, will hit free agency after the season and may head for greener pastures.
Can New York keep their star shortstop? Will Carlos Beltran stick around past the trade deadline? We will try and answer these questions and so many more as we get closer and closer to the day that will mold the future of the struggling club.