To piggyback on what TheNext44 posted:
•A variety of executives don't believe the Mets are close to winning soon. One says "there's no quick fix" for the team and another believes they have to rebuild.
•One scout believes it will take more than restored health and minor changes for the Mets to compete with the Phillies, Braves and Marlins next year.
•One of Stark's sources says Jerry Manuel and Omar Minaya could be fired if the team falls apart in September.
•More than one executive believes the Mets have a weak farm system. One exec says the prospects they do have are far from contributing in the majors.
•The Mets will need starting pitching, a catcher, a first baseman, at least one corner outfielder and a left-handed reliever after the season. They will have some money to spend, but it will be tough to meet those needs with dollars alone.
We have a surplus of outfielders (including the minor leagues). Alonso, Arroyo, Heisey, and Dorn for Reyes?