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Monday, October 01, 2018

Britton: The route to the ‘best offseason’ for the Mets should begin with self-evaluation from the Wilpons – The Athletic

Prior to that 77th and final victory of the season, Jeff Wilpon said the organization has used the last three months since Sandy Alderson’s leave of absence to conduct a kind of internal review. Based on his other remarks, that introspection has not extended to the very top.

To wit: On Sunday, Wilpon said the club’s investment in the front office matched what was requested by Alderson and Co.

“I don’t think we haven’t made the investment,” he said. “What I can tell you is that the people that are in place are what was asked for by the administration that was here. If somebody comes in and says we have to beef up this area or that area, we’re totally fine to do that. It’s not something that we ever said, ‘No’ to.”

Except that, according to multiple sources, the Wilpons did say “No” to Alderson when he asked for more full-time personnel in New York’s three-man analytics department, opting to hire interns instead. The Mets have one of the smallest analytics staffs in baseball; that’s Fred Wilpon’s decision more than Jeff’s.

When asked to characterize his involvement in organizational decisions with the next general manager, Jeff Wilpon said he and his father, Fred, aren’t “picking the players.” And yet, they were the ones who nixed a deal last winter that would have brought second baseman Jason Kipnis to New York because of financial concerns.

Jim Furtado Posted: October 01, 2018 at 10:46 AM | 48 comment(s)
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