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Re: Meanwhile in Mets-land...
« Topic Start: November 21, 2021, 09:11:11 AM »
Chelsea J. reports on Mets signing of Billy Eppler, their fifteenth choice as GM

At various points since the World Series ended, any number of men and women seemed like candidates to appear on a Zoom call like this — the one on which the New York Mets introduced their next general manager. For weeks, names emerged and disappeared, were asked and declined, were floated and revoked for one reason or another.

Each would-be candidate came and went, serving as a not-so-subtle indictment against the eventual choice: The person the Mets finally introduced as their general manager would be, unavoidably and undeniably, something of a second (or, perhaps, tenth or so) choice.

But Friday it was Billy Eppler, the former Angels GM, who was introduced as the next general manager of the Mets on a Zoom call with owner Steve Cohen and President Sandy Alderson sitting side by side in from of a Mets background in another frame. Eppler is entering a world that has been built by Alderson and remodeled by the mercurial Cohen and his millions, a world that has seen many promising introductions like this one, only to watch the old Mets demons seize control in the end.