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Mets Offseason: Three things we won’t see happen this winter

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 06: A General View of the game between the New York Mets against the Tampa Bay Raysat Citi Field on July 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 06: A General View of the game between the New York Mets against the Tampa Bay Raysat Citi Field on July 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) /
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 11: Members of the New York Mets look on wearing first responder caps in honor of the 18th anniversary of the Semptember 11th terror attacks in 2001 prior to the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citi Field on September 11, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images) /

As with every offseason, we should expect changes for the New York Mets this winter. However, not everything fans want to see occur will actually take place.

The New York Mets offseason is officially underway. And while we won’t see them make any big transactions for at least a few more weeks, the speculation can begin.

A question we needed answered, what does this team do to improve for 2020?

Ask a thousand Mets fans what they think needs to be done and be prepared to get two-thousand answers. Although this team doesn’t need a major overhaul, a big part of every calendar year for baseball fans is to speculate, play GM from their couch, and come up with some of the wackiest scenarios possible.

Not all of these ideas from fans belong in an episode of The Twilight Zone. Plenty are quite good and in a few months should get filed in the “I told you so” folder.

Baseball is a 365-day a year sport and this means constant suggestions on social media from the fans about what they believe is the right move to make. The biggest flaw I find in many of these suggestions is how against traditional thinking they go. We all want Mike Trout. It’s just not going to happen.

Fortunately, we won’t have to hear the names Bryce Harper or Manny Machado for most of the winter. They’re locked into contracts. So, if you had some “creative ideas” as to how to fit them on the roster last winter, I’m sorry to tell you it was never going to happen. What about this winter with some of the other big names on the open market?

From free agents to trades to internal moves—these are the three things I’ve seen some Mets fans want from the franchise this winter that (for them) unfortunately will not happen.

Before we begin, let’s give an honorable mention to an ownership change. It ain’t happening, folks.

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