According to SNY, the Mets have just hired Paul DePodesta. DePodesta will be the vice president of player development and amateur scouting.
This has been an anticipated move for the Mets over the past few weeks. Like Sandy Alderson and J.P. Ricciardi, Paul DePodesta is a strong believer in sabermetrics. The new Mets front office is now officially one of the best in all of sports.
This move continues to show the New York Mets' dedication to becoming a winning team again. As of now, I couldn't be more excited with the way this organization is being run. The Wilpons are continuing to regain Mets fans' trust.
Sandy Alderson had this to say about the hiring of Paul Depodesta, “Paul has one of the top analytical minds in the game and also has a strong background in more traditional aspects of player development and amateur scouting…He will help establish direction, standards and continuity in all areas of our player development domestically and internationally. Paul – working together with J.P. Ricciardi and John Ricco – also will advise me generally on other matters related to baseball operations.”
Depodesta on getting the opportunity to work with Sandy Alderson again, “I am thrilled to reunite with Sandy during this exciting time for the Mets…I know first-hand the type of vision and leadership he brings to a franchise. This is a tremendous opportunity to help develop a winning culture for the Mets and our fans.”
The Mets seem to have the right idea of what to do. This is yet another huge move for the team, and Mets fans should be very optimistic for the Mets' future.
The Mets are now locked and loaded for a great offseason and many great seasons to come. If all continues to go like it has been going, then Mets fans will be happy to call themselves Mets fans.
"In Sandy We Trust."