New York Mets offer general manager job to Billy Eppler
July 2, 2019; Arlington, Texas, United States; Los Angeles Angels general manager Billy Eppler speaks during a press conference on the death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs ahead of the game against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
The New York Mets have offered their GM job to former Los Angeles Angels general manager Billy Eppler, The Athletic reported on Monday.
Eppler, 46, was fired by the Angels at the end of the 2020 season after five years. Eppler hired Joe Maddon as a manager, signed a $ 426.5 million contract with Mike Trout, and brought in Shohei Ohtani.
However, the Angels did not have a winning record during Eppler’s tenure, going 332-376 on that streak. The Angels have also had three managers in those five seasons, ranging from Mike Scioscia to Brad Ausmus in Maddon.
The Angels hired Eppler from the New York Yankees in 2015, where he was assistant general manager to general manager Brian Cashman. Eppler was with the Yankees for a decade.
In September, it was announced that Eppler had joined the William Morris Endeavor Sports agency as the co-leader of his new baseball representation business.
The Mets parted ways with acting general manager Zack Scott earlier this month following an arrest for impaired driving. Scott was hired as deputy general manager in December 2020 and was promoted to the most senior position when then general manager Jared Porter was fired in January over a sexual misconduct scandal .
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The Mets also sacked manager Luis Rojas last month after two seasons.
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