The New York Mets are still rebuilding. They had a decent season in 2012, but they were far from competitive. As the team moves back towards competing in the National League East, they will need to add some depth. As injuries can and have decimated the team in the past, New York wants to be ready for anything. And they have money to spend.
According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Mets have money left to spend this offseason. They are looking for players to fill some particular areas of need.
#mets have quite a bit of $ left to spend. Looking at OF, pen, rotation.New York recently cut ties with outfielder Jason Bay. He has since signed with the Seattle Mariners. They also lost R.A. Dickey in a trade to the Toronto Blue Jays. While New York got some nice pieces back in that deal, starting rotation help will be important.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) January 7, 2013
New York still does not have the type of money they had pre-Bernie Madoff scandal, but they have a bit more to work with this season. They will be looking for low-cost, reliable players who can provide durability and stability to the 2013 season.