The 2011 season for the New York Mets did not go according to plan as they were virtually eliminated from playoff contention over a month. This offseason fans should look for some changes.
Few expected the Mets to be competitive this season, but they were able to use plenty of young, home-grown players that showed they belong in the major leagues. Hopefully, the team will be able to to use that momentum towards a successful 2012 campaign.
General Manager Sandy Alderson is doing a great job so far at looking long term and not making quick fixes. After his first season with the team, he now has a better feel for what he is working with than he did last winter. Alderson now knows what players should be kept, and who is on their way out.
There are dozens of moves to be made, but here are five that the team must make if they want to win next year.