New York Mets: What needs to happen to win big in 2020
The New York Mets will look to build on the successes of 2019 and go even further in 2020. To make it happen, they should implement these strategies from the top to the bottom.
Expectations are high for the 2020 New York Mets. Will they finally bring a championship back to Queens or will fans have an opportunity to travel this October and forget all about baseball for a month?
It takes a village to win it all. This means every single piece of the roster and organization needs to get involved.
Looking even beyond this upcoming year, the Mets can put themselves in a spot where they could stay competitive for an extended time. From the front office down to the final roster spot, this is how the Mets will win big in 2020.
Brodie Van Wagenen needs to move away from his former agent mentality and stop worrying about hooking up his former customers. I can understand he feels comfortable with players he personally knows, but he can’t let that thinking get in the way of signing the best players available.
With some bad contracts coming off the books in 2021 and 2022, Brodie needs to have a solid game plan in place to look to compete with the big boys including the Dodgers, Yankees, Angels, Nationals, and Astros in the free agent market. The Mets need to start acting like the big market team that they are and not a middle-market like they have been acting like over the 2010s.
Another huge worry I have with the current front office is when Brodie stressed the whole collaboration issue when hiring the current manager Carlos Beltran. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that Joe Girardi was the most qualified for the job, with so many years of managerial experience in New York and knowledge of how to handle the infamous New York pressure with ease.
Unfortunately, Brodie seemed worried that Girardi wouldn’t listen to him about lineups, bullpen use, and player use, the general manager decided to take a big chance/risk and hire Beltran, who has zero managerial/coaching experience.
Keep in mind, I am not saying that there is no chance Beltran will end up being a great manager, but sometimes learning to be a great manager, that will add wins to your teams wins total, does take a few years and I do worry that by the time that happens our window to win will close and we will waste the great starting pitching we currently have.
I feel that if Brodie wasn’t worried about having a say in topics that are usually the managers’ call, he would have hired Girardi and not worried about that type of nonsense.
Hopefully, Beltran looks to reach out to his old friends Joe Girardi and Aaron Boone, to get as much information as possible about how to be a successful manager of a New York baseball team.