The Mets finalized an agreement to make Billy Eppler their next general manager, per MLB Insider Jon Heyman.
Eppler will be in full control of the baseball operations department and have final say on all decisions.
Eppler served as the GM of the Los Angeles Angels from 2015-2020. He signed some big stars to massive contracts during his tenure including Shohei Ohtani, Anthony Rendon and Justin Upton. He also signed superstar Mike Trout to a substantial extension.
The 46-year-old is credited for building out the Angels’ first full-time analytics department as well.