Ya gotta believe in the team but ya also gotta have faith in the front office. They are the chefs in the kitchen. The current New York Mets regime has done a lot to try and earn the trust of the fans after years of mistrust from the previous ownership and those reporting directly to them.
The 2022 Mets have put together an awesome year with the possibility of ending things with a championship parade. Results matter the most. From those results, these front office decisions should have fans confident that even if things don’t end perfectly this year, this is a group to have faith in moving forward.
1) NY Mets front office earned our faith with the Buck Showalter hiring
Nothing was more obvious this offseason for the Mets than to hire Buck Showalter. After two rookie managers that combined two have one winning season in four tries, it was time to do something new. Get someone who has experience on the job.
The Mets did just that. Several years removed from managing in MLB, Showalter made his return to the Big Apple to manage in a new borough. The results speak for themselves but it’s also worth mentioning how much the eye test tells us, too.
This year’s Mets club could have certainly been talented with anyone at the helm. However, there are certain aspects where we have to believe nobody could have done a better job than Showalter or someone similar. There have been few, if any, distractions. Even with Jacob deGrom’s pending opt-out, a lot of trash-talking from the Atlanta Braves, and definitely at least a little friction behind the scenes as every large group of people will experience, we haven’t seen or heard much about it.
Showalter isn’t the kind of manager that allows the inmates to run the asylum. That was the problem in the last few seasons. The manager was more eyes and ears. In Showalter’s case, he’s able to handle it. More so, those same petty issues aren’t erupting. Winning definitely helps. Let’s not ignore those other things needed to win; like a team actually getting along a bit better than they did in 2021.