Amazin' issues still loom large

Major challenges remain unaddressed as the Mets depart Nashville

Updated: December 6, 2012, 2:10 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- During Sandy Alderson's first winter meetings as New York Mets general manager in 2010, he signed D.J. Carrasco and Ronny Paulino and selected Brad Emaus and Pedro Beato in the Rule 5 draft. Last year, he orchestrated the ill-fated trade of Angel Pagan to the San Francisco Giants for Andres Torres and Ramon Ramirez and quipped about chocolate as Jose Reyes defected to the Miami Marlins.

So, grading on a curve, perhaps a winter meetings limited to David Wright ...

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