Few front offices have more pressure to deliver this offseason than the Mets, writes Joel Sherman of the New York Post. After all, this has been the winter they have been targeting to catapult themselves into contention. Unfortunately, with Matt Harvey sidelined, spending $30-$40MM on new acquisitions might not get them there. Here's more out of the AL and NL East..
- The Yankees need an injection of youth on their roster, opines Barry Federovitch of the Star-Ledger. Brian McCann, who turns 30 in February, seems like an ideal candidate to man the catcher position with a swing that is seemingly built for Yankee Stadium, but signing him doesn't address the overall lack of youth the Bombers have in the infield.
- Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com looks at outfield bench bats that the Phillies might target this winter. Options include Rajai Davis and Chris Young. Young is more accomplished and sound defensively, but he bottomed out after being traded by Arizona.
- The Rockies can turn around their bullpen if they're willing to spend serious money this winter, writes Troy Renck of the Denver Post. That seems to be the gameplan in Colorado as they're chasing all kinds of power arms from Brian Wilson and Grant Balfour to Joe Smith and LaTroy Hawkins.