Just a few days ago, the New York Mets shocked the baseball world with news of manager, Buck Showalter, not returning for the 2024 season. Yesterday, per NY Post Sports, the news dropped that MLB is investigating Billy Eppler for improper use of the injured list. Just hours after the GM resigned.
Billy Eppler was supposed to be incoming president of operations, David Stearns, right hand man. Now, with the news of Eppler's resignation, this may just be the reason why. Eppler and the Mets had yet to comment or talk to MLB officials as of Thursday night.
Eppler did have a comment on his resignation, per NY Post Sports.
“I wanted David to have a clean slate and that meant me stepping down,” Eppler said in a statement released by the Mets. “I hope for nothing but the best for the entire Mets organization.”
This comes as a shocking development for the New York Mets, in what is already a downhill spiral for the club that resides in Queens. With a season to forget in 2023, the Mets have a lot to figure out. The front office and the team itself. Steve Cohen has quite the workload placed on him, one that he could not have predicted.