The New York Mets finally seem to be headed in the right direction in terms of their front office.
It has been a while since the Mets have seriously competed for a World Series.
Last season they won 101 games but still could not make it out of the Wild Card round.
But, recent news came out that a new man is calling the shots for the Mets.
Starting in October, former Milwaukee Brewers president David Stearns will take over as the president of baseball operations for the Mets.
This is the first time in team history the Mets have hired someone for this position.
Stearns had many years of success with the Brewers.
He led them to multiple division titles and helped bring in some of their most important players.
But, he was never able to get to the World Series.
The expectations on him will be much higher in the Big Apple as winning championships is all he will be judged on.
Bob Nightengale set out the expectations for Stearns to win a championship within five years.
Considering Stearns' success in Milwaukee, and now having Steve Cohen's resources, a World Series title certainly is expected in the 5-year period. https://t.co/zGlnyUSN6H
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) September 12, 2023
Those expectations may be unfair but that is life in the big city.
All the New York teams expect to win every year.
The Mets tried to go all-in this year by signing Justin Verlander and pairing him with Max Scherzer.
Instead, they ended up trading both at the trade deadline and recouping some prospects.
The first thing Stearns must do is find a direction for this team.
With their current roster in place, it may take a few years for them to become competitive again.NEXT: The Mets Have Created A New Front Office Role