The Mets, who are searching for a new general manager, let down their fans - and not to mention Jacob deGrom - this season, which comes to an end Sunday afternoon.
COO Jeff Wilpon addressed the media before the Mets - Marlins matchup and expressed how "disappointed" they were with the results.
"Even though the effort's there, the talent wasn't, and that's something the new GM's going to have to work on," Wilpon said.
Despite the Mets finishing second to last in the NL East, deGrom remains the top NL Cy Young candidate, but his teammates should have helped him get more wins, Wilpon explained.
"Jacob came up to me when I congratulated him the other night, after his 10th win he said, 'I got to my goal.' Like, no you didn't. We let you down, all right, we should've gotten you 20 wins. There's no way 10 wins is your goal," he said. "And if we had played a little bit better, he would've had 20 wins, easily, and the Cy Young wouldn't even be in question. Hopefully he wins it anyway."
Wilpon went on to discuss that the Mets would consider "untraditional GM candidates" to replace Sandy Alderson, who announced earlier this year that his cancer had returned. He added that whomever the team picked would pick the entire staff, including making the decision if Mickey Callaway would stay on as manager. Wilpon said they would start asking permission to speak to candidates next week.
"We're not in the business to lose money; we're not in the business to lose games, ask any owner in any other sport league, including ours, we wanna win," he said. "Have we made some bad choices? Yeah we probably have made some bad choices, on personnel, on players, on different things.
"We have to try and do better, and I think by opening this up to a broader base, we haven't done a GM search in eight years now, by going back out in the marketplace and seeing what has changed and seeing what's there now for us, there might be some really different ideas that come to fruition and build a perennial contender if we can."