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New York Mets: Three bitter mistakes from this past winter

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 04: Carlos Beltran talks to the media after being introduced the manager of the New York Mets during a press conference at Citi Field on November 4, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 04: Carlos Beltran talks to the media after being introduced the manager of the New York Mets during a press conference at Citi Field on November 4, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 04: Carlos Beltran talks after being introduced as manager of the New York Mets during a press conference at Citi Field on November 4, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

The New York Mets are heading into the 2020 season with a positive attitude, but this winter did have its share of bitter moments.

It was a blizzard of a drama for the New York Mets during the winter months. Their chills even spread to sunny Florida. A blinding hire, a freezing facility decision, and a deal breakdown echoed over the ice.

There will always be a shivering of teeth when thinking back to October-February break for the squad. Boil the water for the tea, put on a blanket, and send some heat to the Mets. They are in need of all of the warmth they can get this baseball season.

Everyone makes mistakes, but for the Mets it seems like icy comic book villains were puppeteers of the off-season. The Mets have opportunities to bring manners back to baseball before Opening Day. They can start by correcting these three rude errors.

Mets hire a manager who cheated at baseball

Carlos Beltran was going to be the man in charge of multi-million dollar players. Not researching a fresh out-of-the-dugout skipper and not going through loyal steps of promoting an internal candidate was the first winter ice slip for the Mets. It exposed complaisant workers.

Not hiring internally made the Mets hierarchy look like moths caught up in a celebrity’s limelight rather than bosses in the beam of bold business. It was forgotten that manager selection affects many lives. Hiring externally without getting boots on the ground reports about the kind of character Beltran played- was lazy. This trigger hire showed a cavernous wound in the Mets company structure.

Reflecting on this mistake identifies a blind spot, a missing sector, and an essential need in the Mets system. A team employee should have the task to vet and flag well-researched selections.

If the Mets hired veteran teachers then the club would minimize cheating, bullying, and dirty noses. Teachers can detect lies like a bat detects bugs. Elementary teachers are highly skilled for the mission since some players tend to revert to that age group.

The gossipers in the school halls would say employing Beltran was like hiring Sponge Bob Square Pants to make celebrity crabby patties at your restaurant, but then finding out he is stealing security footage from Burger King- using their recipe!

He doesn’t even know how to cook a burger! That is what this was!

Beltran didn’t even know how to play baseball correctly because he cheated, which is Rule Number One on what you should not do in professional sports. Someone from the Mets should have tasted the sand in the meat.

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