The New York Mets are in the most envious of positions for the sellers of Major League Baseball; they have a plan. New York is sticking to its rebuilding plan and with the emergence of starters like Zack Wheeler and Matt Harvey and the long-term signing of franchise player, David Wright, the Mets have light at the end of a dismal tunnel.
In the next couple of years the Mets could have a young, dominant and cost-controlled pitching staff with a couple of hitters to shape a lineup and a steadily improving farm system.
All of this without mention of the fact by selling and stockpiling prospects, a payroll once as high as $149 million in 2009, can get even lower than the near $94 million the team started within 2013.
That means when Free Agents become available, New York can eventually become buyers again and try to compete for the long-term with a balance of payroll flexibility and young talent.
In the meantime they have some pieces they should explore selling over the next few weeks to keep moving in the right direction.