Of the many offseason moves Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen made in his first year, one of the more unique decisions was hiring ESPN baseball analyst Jessica Mendoza as an advisor.
Mendoza, 38, has had to balance her new role while working as an announcer for Sunday Night Baseball, but the former softball player has thoroughly enjoyed her work as an advisor thus far with the Mets.
"It's been great," she said in a Q&A with The Post on Friday. "What I've enjoyed personally is the knowledge and understanding that comes with this. Being in a sports-psych meeting and seeing how players react, being in a pitchers-only meeting and listening to some of the stuff they are going over. Now that the draft is coming I've been locked in on college baseball."
Mendoza has also gotten to see the daily routine that Van Wagenen goes through as a GM, whom she spent her entire day with on Monday.
"It was tough just because the way that loss happened," she said. "I don't know how he does it sometimes because he watches every pitch and he just cares so much. He's in the clubhouse, he's on the bus, on the plane and is just so invested."