Will Brodie Van Wagenen find a manager?



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The Mets were one of the best baseball teams after the all-star break this season, but the hole they dug during the first half was too deep and a summer summer wave fell to three. qualifying matches. In dismissing Mickey Callaway, the freshman general manager, Brodie Van Wagenen, made it clear that he thought the Mets needed an upgrade in the dugout to move on to the next step . But will the Mets, still budget conscious, give the new skipper more resources than Callaway had at his disposal?

What happens in the low season? Check out the complete overview of Forbes' off-season MLB with & nbsp;best scenarios& nbsp; and & nbsp;the worst scenarios& nbsp; for the 30 teams.

Off season priorities

The Mets probably need a manager more than they need to find at least one reliable reliever, a fifth starter, a center player and some of that unprecedented depth that Brodie Van Wagenen had promised to get during his first winter at work. But these are the Mets, so they can meet all their needs on the ground before finding someone to replace Mickey Callaway.

At least four candidates – former Mets player Carlos Beltran, ESPN / Sirius XM broadcaster Eduardo Perez, Washington Nationals' first goal coach Tim Bogar and Minnesota Twins coach Derek Shelton – will meet this week with owner Fred Wilpon, who will win the final. say in a supervised process the last three weeks and more by his son, Jeff, and Van Wagenen. Padres coach Pat Murphy could also be in on it, and the process could last even longer if the "bomb candidate" recounted last week was just, say, someone who was still running a team in the World Series this week. Maybe the Mets will have a spring training manager.

Priority: Beyond looking for a manager, do you mean? The Mets need to know if they will retain Zack Wheeler and how long and strengthen a pen that has probably made the difference between staying at home for the playoffs and moving on to the wild card game. Finding a real field center would also help a team that focuses on launching the pitch.

Decision time

Of the three free agents of the Mets, only Zack Wheeler seems to have a place in the 2020 optimal list. Todd Frazier is a goner. Juan Lagares never understood the potential that the Mets saw when he signed it for a four-year contract in 2015, but it is conceivable that he will come back on a small one-year contract to serve as a fifth field player and defensive defender.

Novice pioneers Steven Matz, Marcus Stroman and Noah Syndergaard are all going to have heavy rises in refereeing, as are pilots Michael Conforto and Brandon Nimmo and Edwin Diaz, Seth Lugo and Robert Gsellman. The Mets have more than $ 50 million stuck in what surely looks like dead money in the Yoenis Cespedes trio, Jeurys Familia and Jed Lowrie, but it's almost impossible to envision a scenario in which they could find a home for one of the players, do not pay attention to all three.

More likely to leave: The Mets did not bother to move proactively with Wheeler, a creature of the habit that proved he could handle throws in New York. Even if the Mets offer him a qualifying offer, it is difficult to see him not signing a multi-year contract elsewhere. The Mets hope that another place is not on the other side of town.

Hot Stove Diary

If the Mets were a regular team based in New York, they could replace Wheeler by bidding on the auction for Gerrit Cole. But these are the Mets. They will likely seek to replace the much higher reliability than the Wheeler average with a low-cost, low-ceiling option such as Jake Odorizzi, Gio Gonzalez, Ivan Nova or Rick Porcello.

The Mets were burned by the volatility of the relief pitchers last winter, when they acquired Diaz and signed Familia, and then saw them relegated to the background at the end of the season. But without the help of the corrector on the horizon in the minor league system, they will have no choice but to dive into the waters of the agency field, perhaps for an October star like Will Harris, Daniel Hudson or Joe Smith.

The Mets have a wave of intriguing and popular young field players, but none is a center player. One or more members of the group of J.D. Davis, Dominic Smith and Brandon Nimmo might be tempted to find someone who can strengthen the midway defense of the Mets.

First objective: Once again, the Mets should either keep Wheeler or chase Cole, who could team up with the likely two-time Cy Young winner, Jacob deGrom, to form the most formidable duo at the top of the baseball rotation. . But neither seems to be a realistic option. Odorizzi flourished under the unorthodox supervision of the Twins last season and offers the best chance to adequately replace the quality and durability offered by Wheeler.

The best scenario case

The Mets find a way to keep Wheeler on the long run and put together a package – about twenty experimental pilots as well as a prospect or two – that pushes the pirates to dismantle to send the Starling Marte center player into the Queens. The Mets sign two concessions for short-term, user-friendly contracts for teams. Van Wagenen is also the smartest maneuver of his first winter – acquiring JD Davis, the Astros, against Houston, in exchange for three minor leagues – and adding to the Mets' shallow depth by finding a rough diamond with a trading under the radar.

Worst scenario

Wheeler signs with the Yankees (or his hometown, Atlanta Braves), and the Mets sign a fifth uninspiring candidate without creating additional competition / rotation insurance. Spring training begins with Van Wagenen gushing around all Mets field players who can technically play center. The Mets launch the opening day and realize that they still have no manager.

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The Mets were one of the best baseball teams after the all-star break this season, but the hole they dug during the first half was too deep and a summer summer wave fell to three. qualifying matches. In dismissing Mickey Callaway, the freshman general manager, Brodie Van Wagenen, made it clear that he thought the Mets needed an upgrade in the dugout to move on to the next step . But will the Mets, still budget conscious, give the new skipper more resources than Callaway had at his disposal?

What happens in the low season? Check out the complete overview of MLB off season Forbes, with best scenarios and the worst scenarios for the 30 teams.

Off season priorities

The Mets probably need a manager more than they need to find at least one reliable reliever, a fifth starter, a center player and some of that unprecedented depth that Brodie Van Wagenen had promised to get during his first winter at work. But these are the Mets, so they can meet all their needs on the ground before finding someone to replace Mickey Callaway.

At least four candidates – former Mets player Carlos Beltran, ESPN / Sirius XM broadcaster Eduardo Perez, Washington Nationals' first goal coach Tim Bogar and Minnesota Twins coach Derek Shelton – will meet this week with owner Fred Wilpon, who will win the final. say in a supervised process the last three weeks and more by his son, Jeff, and Van Wagenen. Padres coach Pat Murphy could also be in on it, and the process could last even longer if the "bomb candidate" recounted last week was just, say, someone who was still running a team in the World Series this week. Maybe the Mets will have a spring training manager.

Priority: Beyond looking for a manager, do you mean? The Mets need to know if they will retain Zack Wheeler and how long and strengthen a pen that has probably made the difference between staying at home for the playoffs and moving on to the wild card game. Finding a real field center would also help a team that focuses on launching the pitch.

Decision time

Of the three free agents of the Mets, only Zack Wheeler seems to have a place in the 2020 optimal list. Todd Frazier is a goner. Juan Lagares never understood the potential that the Mets saw when he signed it for a four-year contract in 2015, but it is conceivable that he will come back on a small one-year contract to serve as a fifth field player and defensive defender.

Novice pioneers Steven Matz, Marcus Stroman and Noah Syndergaard are all going to have heavy rises in refereeing, as are pilots Michael Conforto and Brandon Nimmo and Edwin Diaz, Seth Lugo and Robert Gsellman. The Mets have more than $ 50 million stuck in what surely looks like dead money in the Yoenis Cespedes trio, Jeurys Familia and Jed Lowrie, but it's almost impossible to envision a scenario in which they could find a home for one of the players, do not pay attention to all three.

More likely to leave: The Mets did not bother to move proactively with Wheeler, a creature of the habit that proved he could handle throws in New York. Even if the Mets offer him a qualifying offer, it is difficult to see him not signing a multi-year contract elsewhere. The Mets hope that another place is not on the other side of town.

Hot Stove Diary

If the Mets were a regular team based in New York, they could replace Wheeler by bidding on the auction for Gerrit Cole. But these are the Mets. They will likely seek to replace the much higher reliability than the Wheeler average with a low-cost, low-ceiling option such as Jake Odorizzi, Gio Gonzalez, Ivan Nova or Rick Porcello.

The Mets were burned by the volatility of the relief pitchers last winter, when they acquired Diaz and signed Familia, and then saw them relegated to the background at the end of the season. But without the help of the corrector on the horizon in the minor league system, they will have no choice but to dive into the waters of the agency field, perhaps for an October star like Will Harris, Daniel Hudson or Joe Smith.

The Mets have a wave of intriguing and popular young field players, but none is a center player. One or more members of the group of J.D. Davis, Dominic Smith and Brandon Nimmo might be tempted to find someone who can strengthen the midway defense of the Mets.

First objective: Once again, the Mets should either keep Wheeler or chase Cole, who could team up with the likely two-time Cy Young winner, Jacob deGrom, to form the most formidable duo at the top of the baseball rotation. . But neither seems to be a realistic option. Odorizzi flourished under the unorthodox supervision of the Twins last season and offers the best chance to adequately replace the quality and durability offered by Wheeler.

The best scenario case

The Mets find a way to keep Wheeler on the long run and put together a package – about twenty experimental pilots as well as a prospect or two – that pushes the pirates to dismantle to send the Starling Marte center player into the Queens. The Mets sign two concessions for short-term, user-friendly contracts for teams. Van Wagenen is also the smartest decision of its first winter – acquiring the Astros JD Davis against Houston, in exchange for three minor leagues – and adds to the mets' shallow depth in finding a rough diamond with a trade under the radar .

Worst scenario

Wheeler signs with the Yankees (or his hometown, Atlanta Braves), and the Mets sign a fifth uninspiring candidate without calling for an additional contest / rotation insurance. The spring training begins with Van Wagenen gushing around all the Mets field players who can technically play center. The Mets launch the opening day and realize that they still have no manager.

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