3 lessons David Stearns can learn from Chaim Bloom's Red Sox failure and not repeat

Chaim Bloom's firing by the Red Sox is a good warning for David Stearns.
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Imagine if the New York Mets hired Chaim Bloom. There's no guarantee it would have ended as quickly as it did in Boston. However, it's clear he didn't have a magic potion. His baseball brilliance was fallible after all. 

In case you didn’t have cell phone coverage at your orthopedist’s office featuring a sub-2 minute meeting with the actual doctor like myself, Bloom was fired by the Boston Red Sox on Thursday. The timing works out well for the Mets who were able to nab their guy, David Stearns, before yet another contender for him emerged. The pain if the Mets had waited and the Red Sox pulled Stearns in instead would have been worse than the pain my orthopedist insists requires an MRI to diagnose. Apparently, doctors don’t have magic potions either.

The Bloom tenure in Boston turned out to be a major disappointment for Red Sox fans. To avoid the same feelings in Flushing, Stearns should avoid the same sand traps. Let’s look at them and some equivalent moves he might make to match.

NY Mets can't let trade their Mookie Betts or let their Xander Bogaerts leave in free agency

One of Stearns' first orders of business is to plan out where Pete Alonso fits in. Personally, I grab a permanent marker and write his name into the cleanup spot. He shouldn't go anywhere.

Giving him the Mookie Betts treatment or allowing him to walk as Xander Bogaerts did is the wrong move to make. Alonso isn't quite Betts in terms of talent but he's their closest thing to it nearing an expiring contract.

Stearns wouldn't be doing his job if all he did was listen to the fans. He should field calls on a possible Alonso trade. He'd be insane not to.

When push comes to shove, it's hard to see the Mets getting a sizable enough hail in return for Alonso. Worse is letting him leave for nothing at all.

If Alonso ends up in another team’s uniform, it feels like money is the reason why. He can’t be that unreasonable behind the scenes, can he? Don’t do what Bloom did and let too many fan favorites leave.