With free agents Manny Machado and Bryce Harper still available, some fans have wondered why the Mets have not aggressively pursued the two All-Stars.
Yet GM Brodie Van Wagenen assured that the moves they have made this winter have significantly improved the team.
"I think fans always have their right to an opinion...but I hope the fan base recognizes the amount of work we've done this offseason and number of needs that we addressed," he told reporters on Monday. "That they can see this is a complete team with depth and talent and one that can succeed going forward and know that ownership has given me the support to build this plan and execute this plan."
The first-year GM has improved the Mets' roster by trading for Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz and signing free agents such as Wilson Ramos, Jed Lowrie, Jeurys Familia and Justin Wilson.
"Hopefully the fans recognize we did make an offseason splash," he added. "We just spread it around a bunch of different players via free agency and trades. We have not been quiet about our belief in this team. I don't think our fans should look at this offseason with other than optimism, hope and belief."
With pitchers and catchers reporting next week, Van Wagenen said he is keeping his eyes and ears to the ground on any more potential deals, but otherwise is excited about the roster they enter Spring Training with.
"We set out to target a number of recognizable names and excited those players have chosen to come with us," he said. "We're excited we can go into camp knowing we accomplished most of what we set out to do."