4 Mets mistakes fans want to see David Stearns clean up

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3) Identify and preserve the best talent within the Mets organization

A fundamental aspect of an organization's sustainability is its ability to identify, develop, and retain talent from within. In this area, the Mets organization has failed in a fundamental point that has harmed its sustainability.

The Mets have been an organization with a good team of scouts capable of identifying talent with the ability to develop on their way through the minor league system. However, due to the team's inability to efficiently develop talent, these prospects tend to fall short or are traded for a lesser return.

In recent seasons, given the instability in the areas of baseball operations, we have seen how prospects of a certain value have been traded to other teams for talent that has not performed up to par or has not returned the value that these prospects develop going forward. Examples such as the Joey Lucchesi trade, where the team sent catcher and top prospect Endy Rodriguez, or the Javier Baez and Trevor Williams trade for Pete Crow-Amstrong, are some of the recent examples that show the organization's lack of evaluating its players own players.

For decades we have seen the Mets organization's internal talent develop in other organizations and even become stars in MLB. This shows that it is useless to draft future talent if you are unable to evaluate what you have and how far they can go.

At this point, the arrival of David Stearns will have a significant impact on the team. Observing Christian Yelich's trade from the Miami Marlins to the Milwaukee Brewers under his command is a reliable example of his ability to change talent that he does not anticipate will have a high impact on the organization, achieving an enormous return on his team without sacrificing its sustainability long-term.