Mets Begin Busy Offseason

Mets GM Omar Minaya

Mets GM Omar Minaya

While their crosstown rivals were celebrating their 27th World Series Championship, the New York Mets were busy planning how they were going to fix a team that just wrapped up its third straight disappointing season.

The Mets came into the season as arguably the best team in the league. After a comically ridiculous amount of injuries to the team’s best players and role players alike, they would finish the season with one of the worst records in the league.

Feeling the pressure from Mets fans who have been gravely disappointed with their team over the past three years, General Manager Omar Minaya intends to be aggressive in his pursuit of free agents as he looks to fill holes in the outfield, the rotation, first base, and catcher.

So far, the Mets have seen many of their players file for free agency, including Carlos Delgado, Gary Sheffield, J.J. Putz, and Brian Schneider. None of the four is expected back next year.

Looking to add a second good arm behind ace Johan Santana, the Mets are looking at former Angels ace John Lackey, Rockies standout Jason Marquis, and former Phillies pitcher Randy Wolf.

For the outfield and the middle of the Mets lineup, Minaya is focused on Matt Holliday and Mike Cameron if they can’t sign the former MVP candidate.

The Mets may go after someone like Troy Glaus to platoon with Daniel Murphy at first base and are looking at veteran catchers Bengie Molina and Rod Barajas to replace Brian Schneider as the everyday backstop.

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