At his first trip to the Winter Meetings as a general manager, Brodie Van Wagenen needs to address these three areas for the New York Mets.
The MLB Winter Meetings are now underway and many expect the New York Mets to be one of the most active teams. The deal for Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz gave many fans hope that this winter could bring upon a new era of Mets baseball.
Cano gave the Mets a veteran bat with life left in it. As controversial as the trade was, it was something different. By adding him, the Mets can now use Jeff McNeil in new ways. So much for thinking of him as strictly a second baseman, eh Mickey Callaway?
Many more seem happy with the addition of Diaz. Last year, he was arguably the best closer in the game of baseball. Considering his affordable contract and years of control left, there’s not much to hate other than how much they gave up to land him.
At the Winter Meetings, it’s vital Brodie Van Wagenen continues to show everyone he means business. His team cannot come away empty-handed. In fact, he needs to leave Las Vegas with several shopping bags. I want him to embarrassingly have to order some kind of luggage cart to transport those new players. He needs to max-out the Wilpons’ credit card.
Although the Mets have several needs to fill, there are three major areas I believe they need to address this week. Not all involve simply adding to the roster. I’ll admit, one is a little selfish and may take a little longer.
It’s time for the Mets to further re-shape their roster and continue to give some faith for a more promising future.