As December approaches it is becoming more likely that the New York Mets will not be major players in the 2012 free-agent frenzy. With the offseason now officially in full swing, we have yet to hear the Mets being discussed as possible landing spots for any of the key free agents.
In fact, the only big news coming out of Queens is the likelihood that Jose Reyes will be leaving the team at some point. That being said, the Mets have to make some significant moves this offseason to at least try and make the club competitive in 2012.
The Mets currently have $70 million already locked into contract obligations, with the heart of that money going to David Wright, Johan Santana and Jason Bay. However, the 2012 free-agent class is filled with hidden gems, and I believe the Mets can find some bargains.
The following are five moves that the New York Mets need to make this offseason.