The Mets were the big story at the 2023 MLB trade deadline.
They sold a ton of pieces and made it clear they were sellers, re-tooling their farm system for future years in the hopes that these top prospects turn into stars one day.
Mets GM Billy Eppler joined Joel Sherman on a new episode of “The Show” podcast to talk about what they did, the future of the franchise and the team’s struggles this season.
‘The Show’ Podcast with Joel Sherman:
- YANKEES STRUGGLES: Joel lays out the reasons behind the Yankees’ struggles and what has transpired over the past five years.
Billy Eppler Interview:
- 2023 SEASON: Spring did not go well with Edwin Diaz going down. By late June, we started thinking about areas we can help the club in the future.
- SELLERS: Wanted to enhance the long-term goal of the organization. Set the bar high.
- PROSPECTS: Some will not pan out, some may be franchise players. They set expectations high for their returns, giving those teams a lot of money left on contracts.
- 2024 SEASON: They will not have the same odds and expectations as they did in 2023. They will still put together a competitive product.
- PITCHING: Not getting much pitching at the deadline. How will they approach getting pitching this offseason?
- HIS FUTURE: Any concerns with a new team president and your future? Will Buck Showalter be the Mets manager in 2024?
- RONNY MAURICIO: Still some things they want to see on the offensive and defensive side.
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