An inside account of the Mets at the Winter Meetings

Today a sprawling piece by Andy Martino that covers the Mets’ action at the Winter Meetings was published. There are numerous things worth linking and here are two:

“It is impossible to overstate the impact of Twitter on the baseball business, and not only for the fans and media. Just as execs work the reporters in the lobby, they sit in their Winter Meetings suites, monitoring Twitter. The Mets task a valued team official, Adam Fisher, the director of baseball operations, with watching social media, and relaying the news. Fisher, like Paul DePodesta, is a Harvard graduate with a dual background in scouting and analytics. He has vital responsibilities in both areas for the Mets. But social media is important, and part of Fisher’s job is to stay on top of it.”

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“The problem with the Opryland’s restaurants is that they fill up in the evening with the hotel’s thousands of guests, creating wait times of more than an hour. That isn’t going to work for the Mets, not with so many reporters around. So the group leaves the property and digs in at one of the only places near the Opryland, which sits a full 20 minutes from downtown Nashville. The Mets, who have just lost Zobrist, now have to deal with dinner at Cracker Barrel.”

Source: New York Daily News

This is an interesting piece that you should definitely click the link and read in its entirety.

As for the quoted parts above — Where was Adam Fisher when the aborted deal for Carlos Gomez was happening on Twitter in real time?

And I’m having a hard time imagining executives with six and seven-figure paychecks eating at Cracker Barrel.

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3 comments for “An inside account of the Mets at the Winter Meetings

  1. Matty Mets
    December 19, 2015 at 9:18 am

    Cracker Barrel makes sense if Fred is picking up the check.

  2. Metsense
    December 19, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    Thanks for the link, Brian. It is a very interesting read.
    I especially liked the back scenes of the RA Dickey trade. A very human touch that characterized RA and was consistant with his personality that he portrayed in his biography. Most importantly it showed the personality of the Met front office who want their players to be more vanilla like Wright and not outspoken like RA. It makes me wonder what the front office really thinks of Harvey.
    The Mets did a nice job at the winter meetings improving their middle infield and it is encouraging that Span was listed on their white board.

  3. TexasGusCC
    December 20, 2015 at 4:24 am

    What a nice article.

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