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New York Mets’ search for new GM set to land on Billy Eppler, sources say

Billy Eppler is finalizing an agreement to be the new general manager of the New York Mets, sources confirmed to ESPN’s Jeff Passan on Monday night.

Eppler, 46, previously was GM of the Los Angeles Angels and spent 10 years with the New York Yankees, ascending to assistant GM.

The deal with Eppler ends a lengthy—and much publicized—search by the Mets for a new GM.

The team fired acting general manager Zack Scott on Nov. 1, two months after he was arrested on charges of drunken driving. Scott was promoted to the role in January when Jared Porter was fired after fewer than 40 days on the job following revelations he sent sexually explicit text messages and images to a female reporter in 2016 while working for the Chicago Cubs.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 15, 2021 at 09:28 PM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Adam Starblind Posted: November 15, 2021 at 10:56 PM (#6053050)
I don’t know much about him, but he seems to be a professional baseball executive and not an associate at Jones Day, so that’s good.
   2. Walt Davis Posted: November 15, 2021 at 11:30 PM (#6053056)
I can neither confirm nor deny that I declined an offer for the position.
   3. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: November 16, 2021 at 12:02 AM (#6053061)
This just in: Billy Eppler has withdrawn from consideration for the Mets GM position. “My agent was calling me from Montana and had bad cell reception. I though he was saying the Nets were interested,” Eppler said.
   4. Tin Angel Posted: November 16, 2021 at 12:55 AM (#6053069)
He definitely turned the Angels around so the Mets should be in good hands.
   5. Adam Starblind Posted: November 16, 2021 at 11:05 AM (#6053104)
Speaking of, Syndergaard is going to the Angels on a 1-year $21MM deal. I'm pretty stunned and upset right now. The team has few players with a real bond with the fanbase right now. It's deGrom, who doesn't play every day (or sometimes any day), and ... maybe Nimmo? The team is harder to root for than other crappy teams we've had.
   6. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: November 16, 2021 at 11:30 AM (#6053111)
#5 Alonso?

But yes it's frustrating to see Noah go somewhere else.
   7. Adam Starblind Posted: November 16, 2021 at 12:03 PM (#6053121)
Fair to include Alonso. Another productive year or so will go a long way.

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