2) NY Mets GM Billy Eppler has a good poker face but remains as honest as he can
In a past life, Eppler was probably a nice card shark at some western saloon. He’s tough to read. We could always tell when Brodie Van Wagenen was selling us snake oil. With Eppler, he seems a lot more genuine. When the best thing to do is lie, he stays quiet.
Eppler does feed our need for Mets news. He’ll talk about the team. The limits of what he’ll say do work on a sliding scale. There are times when he gives us great insight into what the team is looking to add. Other times, his comments share nothing with us at all.
His mind does change as does the plan of the Mets. This might have something to do with Cohen’s directive. A businessman like him will have a rollercoaster of emotions. Just as soon as we think he’s satisfied with the DH situation, the Mets seem to open up the binoculars to look for more.
Mets fans have a good relationship with Eppler. He hasn’t done anything to aggravate the fans just yet even if some of his decisions aged poorly in the first appearance by the player.
Unless he gets bodysnatched, I don’t see Eppler’s persona changing. It never feels like he’s trying to sell us a lemon.