The New York Mets announced the hiring of new general manager Billy Eppler last week. Mets owner Steve Cohen made a splash when he gave the newly-hired Eppler the ok to spend big in free agency. Well, Eppler is reportedly looking to make a splash of his own and is eyeing one particular position.
Billy Eppler doesn’t sound like someone who wants to waste any time. Particularly interesting is the part where Eppler says the Mets are “engaged in a ton of starting pitching right now.”
Owner Steve Cohen basically gave away the fact that the team was interested in lefty Steven Matz, a solid mid-rotation option- and former Met.