Christian over at Mets Merized Online does not seem to think the Madoff scandal and what it did to the Wilpons really did not affect the Mets offseason moves.
I think it did to a certain point. While they did spend, I think more needed to be done in terms of catching and a right-handed bat.
Ramon Castro and Robinson Cancel are not the answer. They really need an upgrade there. While there were few available, the fact they really were limited with money and chose to keep the payroll so low made it impossible.