April 17, 2021

Brodie Van Wagenen’s new strategy to restore Mets glory (New York Post)


PORT ST. LUCIE — Moving from super agent to Mets GM last year presented a whole new world to Brodie Van Wagenen, a world he had to live and learn.

Van Wagenen was at the minor league complex Wednesday along with the entire major league coaching staff and the staffs of the Double-A and Triple-A teams and other personnel, coordinators and such, to get a head start on the 2020 season.

Coming together and discussing ideas and putting those ideas into practice is a key ingredient if the Mets are to attain success after a strong winter of preparation.

“One of the many learning lessons I had from 2019 is the small marginal difference between winning and losing,’’ Van Wagenen told The Post. “Good teams capitalize on the small things and teams that lose games miss out on execution of the small things.

“In the first half of the year we lost so many games by small margins and reflecting on how correcting those little details can entirely spin the season. With that in mind that’s why the focus has been on the offseason preparation.

Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen
Mets GM Brodie Van WagenenAnthony J Causi

“Our focus is on the little things, the minutiae, because we have talent. It’s the matter of…

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