Make no mistake about it, the New York Mets have work to do this winter if they expect to compete in 2012.
There was a time in 2011 when, despite injuries to multiple key players, the Mets exceeded expectations and allowed fans to dream about the possibilities of an epic, 1973-esque playoff run. Guys like Justin Turner, Lucas Duda, Ruben Tejada and Daniel Murphy acted as band aids for the Mets' wounds.
It turns out those wounds are quite deep, and the Mets have shown just how shallow their roster is in recent weeks as they've played a remarkably underwhelming brand of baseball—and that's putting it mildly.
So where do they go from here?
Let's take a look at five potential moves Sandy Alderson & Co. can make this offseason in order to finally change the fortune of the orange & blue in 2012.