So the Mets should be coming out of the winter meetings looking pretty good.
They got a closer. And after they did that, I thought to myself, they should still try to get someone else, like Brian Fuentes, because you can never have enough arms in the bullpen.
And they made a trade to get J.J. Putz. Which isn't bad. Another closer-type who will become a set-up guy. And they unloaded Aaron Heilman, who no one could possibly have anymore confidence in, not to mention he was unhappy. They also lost Endy Chavez and Joe Smith, but got back formerly-highly-rated outfielder Jeremy Reed. (Might be a bust, but if he's filling a bench role, he might be OK.)
But none of these moves mean anything until the Mets get into the post-season.
You would also think they're in great shape because Cole Hamels went on New York radio today and called the Mets "choke artists". You would think that's the type of thing that would fire the Mets up.
But he's not wrong until the Mets unseat the now-World Champion team Cole Hamels plays for.
And Francisco Rodriguez and J. J. Putz might help with that. But we won't know until the games happen.