Just three weeks ago the Mets offseason was a major disappointment and an uprising from the fan base started reaching all corners of social media. The ownership was under fire for not reinvesting and reloading a World Series team from a season ago. The organization's commitment to fielding a championship level team was brought into serious questions and fans began to throw out the idea of boycotting games unless the Mets made a major splash during free agency.
It took longer than they expected, but Yoenis Cespedes reached a three-year deal to stay a Met and the front office traded for second baseman Neil Walker to fill in for the recently departed Daniel Murphy. The Amazin's also avoided salary abitration with Matt Harvey, Ruben Tejeda, Lucas Duda and Jenry Mejia to keep them in the fold for the foreeable future.
New York added a solid glove at shortstop in Asdrubal Cabrera. The Mets bullpen, which was a weakness in 2015, added left specialist Antonio Bastardo along with bringing back Jeremy Blevins to try and strengthen the middle relief.
The Mets are a win-now team that only on paper should be considered a favorite for not only the division, but the entire National League. The team still needs to gel and let position battles play out during Spring Training, but as presently constituted it's hard to argue that the Mets will be playing meaningful baseball games come October.
For all of the negativity directed at ownership and the front office this offseason, it's time for fans to give a tip of the cap to an organization that has assembled a championship caliber team.