Mets GM addresses claim team needs ‘one more hitter’

New York Mets general manager Billy Eppler seems to disagree with team owner Steve Cohen over the club needing “one more player” when Carlos Correa is not an option.

“I think we have a strong and deep squad,” Eppler said in Tuesday’s press conference regarding signed of the man who captured Omar Narvaez and reintroduced the reliever Adam Ottavino, each Danny Abriano by SNY. “I believe in our team’s ability to score points. This goes without saying, and I think I’ve said it before – regarding any area of ​​the organization – you can always be. better.”

Eppler reiterated that the Mets “can always be better” despite having a strong roster.

After Correa 13-year contract worth 350 million USD With the San Francisco Giants collapsing due to an old physical injury, Cohen stepped in and offered a $315 million All-Star discount over 12 years.

“We needed one more thing, and this is it,” Cohen said Jon Heyman of the New York Post on December 21. “This is very important… This helps us stay ahead.”

Cohen continued at the time: “I feel like we throw the ball in good condition. We need one more hitter. This puts us first.”

Correa has been set to play third base alongside Francisco Lindor for the Mets until they also report become worried about the surgery the 28-year-old underwent in 2014 to repair a broken ligament and right fibula. Finally Correa re-sign with the Minnesota twins.

According to the Related press (h/t ESPN), Eppler won’t go into specifics regarding the Correa story for “privacy reasons as well as out of respect for Carlos.” The CEO also said he is “still engaged in the market” on the possibility of adding another bat through a freelance agency or transaction.

According to the share of GAME, The Mets finished their second season overall in 2022 with a team batting average of 0.259, coming in fifth place with 772 runs scored and sixth with a team OPS of 0.744. They won 101 games but finished second in the National League East standings behind the Atlanta Braves and then lost to the San Diego Padres in the knockout stages of the league post-season.


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