2 Mets tricks and 2 treats handed out to the fans this year

Mets fans were given some tricks and some treats in 2023.
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The fans found a “take as many as you want” bowl of candy provided by the front office change

Who are the neighbors fooling? The idea of leaving out a bowl with the “please take one” is a farce. Even the good kids who dress up as doctors or Ghostbusters will sneak a second. 

Mets fans got an even better treat from the front office. The turnover and hiring of David Stearns is like seeing a bowl on a neighbor’s porch with a sign reading “take as many as you want.” It’s permission to be bad.

An issue with the Mets since Steve Cohen took over has been the inconsistency in terms of who is in charge. Luis Rojas carried over from the Wilpon regime. The 2021 season alone set the team back with Jared Porter and Zack Scott both losing their general manager positions for non-baseball related reasons. The organization stabilized itself for 2022 but after 2023 both the newly hired Buck Showalter and the newest general manager, Billy Eppler, were gone.

Heads rolled as a result of the Mets playing as poorly as they did in 2023. It’s a treat for fans to see change. As much as Showalter probably didn’t deserve to get fired, the cycle would have continued if Stearns kept him. Eppler left under different circumstances which is probably for the best. Hiring a President of Baseball Operations would have sunk Eppler’s role downward and frankly, that’s not a position anyone deserves to be in.

We won’t get greedy and take the whole bowl from the neighbor’s porch. We’re just happy we don’t have to feel guilty about taking half of it thanks to the treat of seeing a new era of Mets baseball begin.