General Manager Billy Eppler is leaving the New York Mets.
MLB.com, the official website of the Major League Baseball, said on the 6th (Korean time), “The Mets announced that General Manager Eppler has resigned. General Manager Eppler signed a four-year contract with the Mets in 2022, but he stepped down from the position of general manager before completing two years. . He left, taking responsibility for the failed FA investment.온라인바카라
Last season, the Mets ranked second in the National League East Division with 101 wins, 61 losses, and a winning percentage of 0.623. Although they recorded the second-most wins in club history, it was their first postseason in six years. They suffered the humiliation of being eliminated from the stage early.
The Mets, who are aiming to win the World Series, have begun to strengthen their power on a large scale. Last winter, they recruited Justin Verlander for two years and $86 million in the free agent market, and Brandon Nimmo (8 years and $162 million). In addition, the Mets signed a five-year, $75 million contract with Japanese pitcher Kodai Senga, making the Mets the first team in major league history to have a team annual salary of $300 million. It has become a club that exceeds .
Despite investing an astronomical amount of money, the Mets’ performance was shabby. This year, he recorded 75 wins, 87 losses, and a winning percentage of 0.463. Eliminated in the postseason. In the end, Coach Buck Showalter laid down the baton due to the team’s poor performance, and General Manager Eppler also could not avoid responsibility.
MLB.com criticized Eppler, saying, “Eppler led a team that won 101 wins in 2022. We went on a shopping spree last winter, but with that money, we only managed 75 wins in the 2023 season.”
Team owner Cohen said goodbye to Eppler, saying, “We will miss Eppler, but we have accepted his resignation. We will hand over the authority to run the baseball team to President David Stearns. We wish him the best for the Mets.”
Stearns plans to appoint a manager to lead the Mets, succeeding Showalter. His candidate is Craig Counsell. Counsell has been the manager of the Milwaukee Brewers since 2015. MLB.com reported, “With Milwaukee eliminated from the postseason, he qualified for an interview with the Mets manager.”