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Mets: Three objectives for Brodie Van Wagenen in the second-half

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 20: New York Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen answers questions during a press conference before the game between the New York Mets and the Washington Nationals at Citi Field on May 20, 2019 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 20: New York Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen answers questions during a press conference before the game between the New York Mets and the Washington Nationals at Citi Field on May 20, 2019 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 20: New York Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen answers questions during a press conference before the game between the New York Mets and the Washington Nationals at Citi Field on May 20, 2019 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

A general manager’s job isn’t done in the second-half even in a losing season. For New York Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen, he has three objectives to complete.

Rookie general manager Brodie Van Wagenen talked a big game this offseason before the New York Mets team he helped build even played a game. The early results have been incredibly poor, placing the Mets near the bottom of the National League.

Van Wagenen’s first half as general manager included some notable DFAs, a couple of low-key trades, and his first draft. We’re still learning more about BVW the GM. In the second half, we’ll get to know him even better.

What do we want to know about Van Wagenen? It’s not who he is or what he believes in. I’m not sure any of us would take him at his word. What Mets fans desire is action. Through these actions, we’ll have a better clue as to what is in store for the future.

Though the season feels lost, Van Wagenen’s job is not done. Even beyond July, he has two months to start deciding on what this team will look like in the future. I don’t think he’s going anywhere after just one year. The toxicity of firing a general manager after one season would be too much for any experienced person to bear. Whether we like it or not, Van Wagenen is here for at least another season.

There’s time for a turnaround. It all beginnings by making sure the sequel to the 2019 season is as successful as possible both on and off the field.

As the Mets prepare to embark on the second half of 2019, the general manager has these three things to accomplish before game 162.

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