It some ways it feels like the 2011-12 offseason all over again. Too many holes and not enough money earmarked to patch all of them. Of course, the Mets are starting with a little more talent this time around, temporarily ignoring injury concerns.
However, Sandy Alderson doesn’t have the luxury of ignoring those concerns and he’ll have to prioritize where he feels he’ll get the most bang for his buck. It’s not the sexiest free agent class ever but he has options available. Plus there’s always the trade market to consider, too. Alderson is frequently criticized for not being active enough in this area but, among others, he’s traded for Yoenis Cespedes, AJ Ramos and Neil Walker the past three seasons. He’s displayed the ability to trade for pieces he feels necessary.
If you were Alderson, where would your focus be?