This was an offseason where the New York Mets needed to upgrade at several positions.

It is January 1, however, and they have only managed to lose a 20-game winner in R.A. Dickey. Could their lack of infusion of talent actually benefit them in the future?

A case can be made that the Mets were best suited to not acquire one of the top-tiered free agents in order to provide the most roster flexibility entering 2014.

At the same time they will most likely be entering the upcoming season with one of the worst outfields and bullpens in the entire league unless an impact signing or trade can be made in the next month.

Here are the biggest winners and losers of the offseason thus far. 

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