2) We want David Stearns to re-raise our NY Mets offseason expectations
The past is something I’d like to hear about from Stearns. His time with the Mets and other organizations. What he learned. What he has been doing this past year. We probably won’t get much intel. That’s okay. We need to know more about the immediate future.
Max Scherzer lowered our offseason expectations when explaining why he decided to waive his no-trade clause. Well, it’s up to Stearns to re-raise them.
Stearns doesn’t have be wild or tell us that Steve Cohen is giving him a blank check to sign whoever he’d like. Stearns doesn’t nor should he set a standard that 2024 is a championship or bust campaign. Give us some sort of a notation that this offseason will focus heavily on improving the club immediately.
Stearns cannot and will not get too specific in this regard. Where Pete Alonso fits into the picture is of concern for most fans. That’s the kind of question to save for another day. Let the man adjust to Eastern Standard Time again.
Very little about what Stearns’ offseason plans are will be revealed in his introduction. In fact, I don’t expect it to be all that memorable. His work will do better talking than he ever could.