If we evaluated Brodie Van Wagenen as a normal supervisor in the identical manner we have a look at poker gamers, the early learn on his method could be he hunts for the most important strike, the most important play, the large hand. He hasn’t demonstrated curiosity but in grinding out small bits of worth in every hand — one thing the Dodgers’ Andrew Friedman tends to do with every ingredient of his roster — however possibly that comes later.

For now, Van Wagenen goes all-in in his early strikes. Regardless of a free-agent market flush with aid pitchers, he focused the perfect accessible nearer, Edwin Diaz, along with his electrical slider; it would properly be that in addition to having the perfect beginning pitcher in baseball, Jacob deGrom, the Mets even have the perfect reliever, in Diaz.

There are a bunch of unsigned second basemen, everybody from D.J. LeMahieu to Brian Dozier to Ian Kinsler — and the Mets went into the offseason positioned with a second baseman of no less than some promise, in Jeff McNeil. However Van Wagenen bypassed these options and went for the second baseman with the Corridor of Fame-caliber resume, in Robinson Cano. The large play.

Now Van Wagenen is on the lookout for a catcher, and sure, he is going for the man who was the perfect catcher in the large leagues final season, J.T. Realmuto.

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