If you want Alex Rodriguez's opinion on the job Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen has done during his first few months in the role, you're going to have to wait a while.
The FOX/ESPN analyst and former Yankee said Thursday he won't begin judging Van Wagenen until the halfway point of the 2020 season.
"If you're Brodie, I don't think it's really about 2019," he said, per Newsday. "I said that when I interviewed him this spring. I think you have to give him three or four years to get his DNA into this team. He has a plan. It's only fair. I will start judging Brodie in the middle of next year and see what things are developing."
As Rodriguez tends to do, he related the Mets' path to possible success in the future to the Yankees' blueprint.
"Look at the Yankees. It took some time," he said. "It seemed like they rebuilt in 30 seconds, but that plan, when we were all there, was started in the minor leagues. And now [GM Brian] Cashman has this incredible roster. I feel like the Yankees have this 60-man roster, which is incredible."
A-Rod is willing to be patient when it comes to Van Wagenen. Will Mets fans be able to hold out that long before seeing tangible results?