Joe Maddon surprised a lot of people yesterday by exercising his option to get out of the last year of his contract to manage the Tampa Bay Rays. By doing so, he instantly became baseball’s most talked-about free agent.
Mets Chief Operating Officer Jeff Wilpon immediately shot down the idea that his team would be pursuing Maddon.
New York Post sports columnist Mike Vaccaro to echo the thoughts of many Mets fans when he wrote:
As of right now, immediately, it really doesn’t matter what promises Sandy Alderson made to Terry Collins. Because as of right now, immediately, Alderson has it within his grasp to make a move that would be the first legitimate game-changer on his watch as general manager of the Mets.