Originally written on Mets Fever  |  Last updated 11/14/14
As pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report on Monday I thought it was a good time to take a look at the 2012-2013 off-season.  Despite the Mets being the last team in the league to sign a major league deal, and in all only giving out two of those deals, they did alright. The rotation is the strength of the club and Shaun Marcum is a solid addition, sure they'll miss Dickey if Dickey is what he was last season.  Within a matter of days the pen has been completely revamped and there are some solid relievers coming to camp. I would have pick-up a super utility guy like Ryan Theriot but the infield and there back-ups isn't the issue.  I thought they should have brought in a back-up catcher but clearly they are comfortable with Recker until d"Arnaud is called up. The real misstep this off-season was the outfield, I have a hard time believing that the plan was to pursue Bourn all along and really if they do land Bourn, then they had a solid off-season taking into consideration they're still building this organization.  I think they misread the market and Bourn is now their scramble to recover.  Either they thought players prices would come back to them or they thought they could land a trade that never materialized.  Without Bourn it was a disappointing off-season but if they land him I believe it's a big step toward changing the perception about the Mets...Subtractions                                                                                        R.A. Dickey                                                                                       Mike Pelfrey                                                                                       Chris Young                                                                                       Mike Pelfrey                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Jon Rauch                                                                                                                                       Ramon Ramirez                                                                                     Manny Acosta                                                                                                                                                                                                 Kelly Shoppach                                                                                     Josh Thole                                                                                           Rob JohnsonMike NickeasRonny CedenoScott HairstonAndres Torres                                                                                       Jason BayAdditions                                                                                              Shaun Marcum                                                                                                       Noah Syndergaard                                                                                                 Brandon LyonLaTroy Hawkins                                                                                 Pedro Feliciano                                                                                                         Greg Burke                                                                                                   Scott Atchinson                                                                                               Carlos TorresScott RiceAaron Laffey John Buck Landon Powell Anthony ReckerTravis d'ArnaudJamie HoffmanOmar QuintanillaBrian BixlerBrandon HicksMarlin ByrdColin CowgillAndrew BrownWulmer BecerraCorey PattersonMike Wilson                                                                                                          
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