So, we’re approximately a week removed from the end of the Mets’ 2011 season and already fans are feasting on the possibilities the 2012 season could bring them.
After a full year to see his new team up close, GM Sandy Alderson now has a good handle on what he is dealing with. He now has the unenviable task of upgrading the 2012 roster while also working on a budget.
Who does Alderson keep, who does he dump/trade? Where do the Mets need upgrades?
Outlined here is each position and how the Mets should/will approach them for the 2012 season.
The Mets don’t have anyone on the farm who could help them next year, and it’s doubtful that Alderson will go the free agent route, so the catching position should remain status quo. Josh Thole took big leaps in his game in the second half. Hopefully there is carryover there, and word is the Mets love the defense Mike Nickeas gives them and that they would turn a blind eye to his offensive ineptitude.
The Mets will certainly...