I reviewed the Mets' hot stove season for Baseball Reflections in a piece called "Mets Hot Stove Roundup: The Pilot Light Is Out." I discussed how the Mets went into the offseason with many big needs: No. 2 starter, power-hitting leftfielder, catcher, setup man, and upgrades at second base and on the bench, and managed to successfully fill only one of these needs.
You can check out the piece here.
After I finished the piece, the news broke about Rod Barajas. So I feel slightly better about the offseason, but Barajas is not a Met yet.
And if I'm getting excited over a so-so 34-year-old catcher, that probably says even more about how the offseason has gone.