I really wanted to write a positive article about the offseason prospects for the New York Mets. Unfortunately that's impossible, since all the recent news out of the Mets' camp is very disconcerting.
After some high points during the 2011 season, it would be great to think that the Mets were going in the right direction. Sadly, that doesn't seem to be the case.
With the Wilpons still in the front office, the franchise is dealing with a number of issues that will impact the team that takes the field in 2012 and beyond. Of course the long-suffering Mets faithful will feel the affects of the team's continuing turmoil.
Here's a look at the current signs of trouble for the Mets: