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Mets should start looking towards the future in 2017-2018 offseason

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May 26, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Mets second baseman Neil Walker (20) is greeted by first baseman Lucas Duda (21) after Walker hit a solo home run for his second home run of the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the fifth inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
May 26, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Mets second baseman Neil Walker (20) is greeted by first baseman Lucas Duda (21) after Walker hit a solo home run for his second home run of the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the fifth inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
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Fitting to save him for last as he is our current closer, Addison Reed should be seen as a must sign.

Reed has had a disappointing 2017 coming off a light out 2016 where he posted a 1.97 ERA, but in today’s league it’s hard to come by quality relief pitching.

If the Mets can lock up Reed for the next few years, it effectively locks up the eighth and ninth inning in the bullpen, and gives management a core to start to build around in the bullpen — which has  been completely decimated to this point.

Now yes, it is early to be looking towards the off season already, but with the way 2017 has been going, the future might be the clubs only hope at another playoff run.

The aging bats currently with the club need to go. To be absolutely blunt, the current club is too slow, too old (injury prone), and too reliant on the long ball (which everyone already knew).

The Mets best path to success is rehabbing their pitching staff and getting them all on the field at the same time, along with providing the young everyday talent the playing time to succeed, and adding bullpen depth along with a top notch center fielder.

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It needs to be stressed that this is not a complete rebuild, this team is still in win now mode, but some fresh faces and quality young talent might be just the the kick start the club needs.

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