At the middle of June, the Mets are currently 36-32 and in first place in the NL East. They certainly look to be contenders this season, but whether they can successfully hold off the Washington Nationals and win the division or take one of the wild-card spots remains to be seen. It will not be easy and the Mets will have to be more consistent, particularly on the road, to get back to the playoffs for the first time since 2006.

Most of the Mets’ core is in place right now, but injuries have certainly had an effect up to this point.

David Wright, Daniel Murphy, Jerry Blevins, Rafael Montero, Buddy Carlyle, Vic Black and Erik Goeddel are all currently on the Mets’ disabled list, along with Zack Wheeler and Josh Edgin, who are both missing the entire season after having Tommy John surgery. Bobby Parnell, Dillon Gee and Dilson Herrera have also spent part of the season on the disabled list, while Jenrry Mejia is serving an 80-game suspension.

With all these injuries, plus an inconsistent lineup and bullpen, the Mets should at least look into making some deals by the trade deadline on July 31.

Here are the three biggest issues the Mets must address by the trade deadline.


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