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You be the GM: What should the Mets do in the offseason?

Mets interim general manager John Ricco addresses the

Mets interim general manager John Ricco addresses the press before a game against the Padres at Citi Field on July 25.

The Mets finished a disappointing 2018 season fourth in the NL East with a 77-85 record for their eighth losing season in 10 years.

Arguably the biggest question mark facing the Mets is who will take over as general manager. The trio of John Ricco, J.P. Ricciardi and Omar Minaya shared the role after Sandy Alderson took a leave of absence in June amid his battle with cancer, but the Mets plan to go outside of the organization for their new GM.

If you were given the reins of the Mets, what moves would you make this offseason? Share your thoughts on what direction the team should go below.

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Tell the Wilpons to sell the team

Frank Accard, Holtsville

We need a new-look coaching staff and a couple of marquee offensive players.

Mark, Rutland

New catcher (Wilson?) and Kimbrel (RP); Bring in David Wright as a 3rd base coach; trade away Matz and Cep. for prospects.

AJ Pino, West New York, N.J.

We need two things: first a solid catcher then a solid bat. And of course, bullpen support.

Joe Olde, New York

Trade Rosario, Wheeler and Nimmo while they have value for a catcher and relief pitching.

John Mark Logiurato, Wilton

You spend years trying to develop starters like deGrom, Syndergaard and Wheeler, so why trade any of them now?

Dan Oppenheimer, Hempstead

Improve bullpen, too many times they come in and blow a game. Just look at deGrom's games. Flores has to play every day....

John Murphy, Farmingville

One thing that is sorely lacking is getting all levels on the same page.

Robert Belinski, Bridgeport, Conn.

First and foremost, find an excellent GM

Anthony Rimoli, Holtsville

Keep deGrom/Syndergaard/Wheeler/Matz/Conforto/Nimmo/McNeil/Rosario. Dump Bruce and Frazier. Let Alonso and Smith slug it out...

Nick Ziino, Ridge

Don't trade any of the core starters because there is less of a guarantee that any player in return will work out.

M. Lerner, West Hempstead

Leave the manager in place along with the pitching coach. All other coaches need to be on notice.

Daniel Connolly, Monroe, N.Y.

I would dump Jackson, Blevins, Reyes et al. Try to trade Bruce and Frazier. Platoon Alonso and either Bruce or Smith at...

Ed Sullivan, Bohemia

Don't be afraid to spend money, but don't spend it on aging stop gaps.

Peter Landau, Levittown, PA

Build your team around hitters not just all or nothing guys. Need a catcher and good bullpen help.

Dennis Novello, Aberdeen

Sign Bryce, Manny, Justin, Max, and Freddie. like Steinbrenner did. #1 media market deserves a winner.

Jack Benny, Los Angeles

Addition by subtraction: the following players should be traded or released; Reyes, d'Arnaud, Lagares, Plawecki,...

John Redican, Garden City

The most important thing: Don’t sign free agents that are over the hill.

Cliff Kat, Roslyn

First and foremost, go get a catcher that can produce some offense.

Chuck Goldfarb, Massapequa Park

Trade Bruce for RP & prospect. Start Alonso at first base. Trade Frazier for RP & prospect, play Flores at 3rd. Trade or...

Mark Goodman, Valley Stream

They need an outfielder, third baseman and better bullpen.

Brian McElhenny , Huntington

Get new owners. They have refused to spend when it's been needed for years.

Joel Berlin, Bethpage

Get bullpen help, sign Grandal as catcher, Machado for SS, move Rosario to 2B and let McNeil play some 3B.

D Brady, Nassau County

I would trade Matz for a closer or strong bullpen arm.

Patrick Sharkey, Port Jefferson

Get rid of the Wilpons. The rest will take care of itself!

Paul Charles, Lido Beach

First of all, get new owners.

Barbara Tyrrell , Nassau County

Don't spend big on relievers.

Greg Mortenson, Nesconset

Sign Ottavino, Britton and one more LH relief pitcher for the pen.

Robert Babcock, Hutto, Texas

Trade Wheeler... because we can finally get value for him since he pitched well and is finally healthy....

Jerry Linder, Setauket

Trade the Wilpons for a bag of balls and maybe some Bazooka gum. Oh wait. You can't trade an owner.

Pete Mayer, Babylon

Add Macchado at SS, move Rosario to third, try to trade for Realmuto by trading Matz, Bruce and Plawecki to Miami and add...

Michael, Plainview

Whatever money they decide they are going to spend should be used on some big-name closers.

Mike Di Lorenzo, Farmingdale

Sign Machado, at least 2 top relief pitchers, a catcher, get rid of Frazier and Bruce, Alonzo at first with Smith just in case

Ted Koerick , Ronkonkoma

Sign a big-time closer and we can compete.

Gene Sicard, Huntington Station

Keep starting rotation as is.

CM, Lynbrook

They need to fix the bullpen, primarily a bonafide closer and a reliable lefty.

Michael Oliveri , Brooklyn

David Wright is your new manager!!!!

Scott Smit, Holbrook

Build around the core youth: Conforto, Rosario, Smith, Nimmo and McNeil.

Sean Daly , East Islip

Been a Met fan since 62 Need third baseman, first basemen, catcher Better bullpen Dump: Jackson, Reyes, Sewald, Blevins...

Robert Buonopane , Orange Park, Florida

Get younger and more athletic.

Tim Hagan, Union, N.J.

Please sign wheeler and Syndergaard to long-term contracts asap. deGrom also. Two of three imperative. Next promote Lugo to...

Rogelio Graham, Monroe Township

Put Alonso on first. Let Wilmer play third. Shop Todd and Dom. Reyes is gone, we know. Need to move some of the...

Edward Gentz, Albuquerque

No more bargain basement shopping.

John , Nesconset

Keep the starting pitchers. Trade Frazier, Bruce, Flores and/or Smith or Alonzo at mid-year depending on helping as a player...

toby wells, Daleville, Virginia

McNeil and Nimmo need to play.

Angel Villegas, S.I.

Have Jeff, Fred and Saul really step aside and let the new head of baseball operations do his or her thing.

Tom Johnston, Canandaigua, N.Y.

Get a top notch, proven, durable reliever.

Andrew Cirincione, Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.

First and foremost, go get a catcher that can produce some offense. Enough chances for the guys we have.

Chuck Goldfarb, Massapequa Park

Sign a closer such as Zach Brittan; maybe Craig Kimbrel as well. Sign additional arms for the bullpen. Decide this Winter...

Corey Bearak, Bellerose

Keep the starting rotation, they are the core. Get an All-Star caliber catcher who can hit and throw and manage the...

Dennis George, Rome

Bullpen help, especially a closer. Upgrade at catcher, a big right handed bat to replace Yoenis Cespedes. The Wilpons truly...

Bryce Berkowitz, East Brunswick NJ

Sign Machado, kimbrel, and trade for Realmuto, if at all possible

Andy Sabanovic , RONKONKOMA Long Island ny

I would stay clear of Harper and Machado although they are enticing, it would be a mistake to spend 300-400M for either of them.

Gregory E Rahn, Bradenton, Florida

The Mets need to trade Jacob deGrom while his value is at an all-time high. The Mets have to replenish the farm system with...

John Flynn, Bellerose

Bring back Kiner’s Korner (but rename it Keith’s Korner).

. Sick of every hitter swinging for the fences. Find a catcher and a couple of bullpen studs. If possible unload Frazier, Bruce and d’Arneau. Get another catcher. Make a run at Machado., Boca Raton

It is obvious what we need to do. The bullpen blew many games. The offense failed to score runs for our great pitching.Go...

David D, Syracuse

Put Peter Alonzo at first, see if he can grow into the position

Vincent Scarpati, Bellmore,Long Island, New York

The Wilpons need to let the new GM have total control.

Charlotte Spaniel, Riverdale, N.J.

We have the potential. We need someone who can put the right pieces together.

Antonio mercado, Kissimmee, Florida

I would keep all of our starting pitchers! . . . The starting pitching is the strength of the team.

Mark Ostrom, Norwich

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