January 28, 2021

Wilson Ramos losing grip on Mets starting catching job (New York Post)

You ask, we answer. The Post is fielding questions from readers about New York’s biggest pro sports teams and getting our beat writers to answer them in a series of regularly published mailbags. In today’s installment: the Mets.

If the sale goes through in December, will there be enough time to stand up a new front office and make moves to improve the team for 2021? — @earlamcduck

Ideally any potential sale of the team would be approved by the time the World Series concludes — provided we get that far during a pandemic season. Teams usually begin formulating offseason plans in October, with action picking up at the general managers’ meetings in November and the winter meetings in early December. It’s possible a new ownership group would overhaul the front office immediately, but there is also a strong chance a new boss would extend Brodie Van Wagenen’s regime while trying to learn about the organization. Perhaps a new owner would hire a team president to whom Van Wagenen would answer. There are so many variables (including whether the sale will happen and to whom) that it’s difficult to speculate on how it will unfold.

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