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New York Mets hiring ex-Angels GM Billy Eppler as their next general manager

Written by Doug Rush

New York Mets hiring ex-Angels GM Billy Eppler as their next general manager

The New York Mets finally appear to have their next general manager.

Billy Eppler will become the next GM for the Mets.

The 45-year-old Eppler is no stranger to New York, as he was the assistant general manager under Brian Cashman for the New York Yankees from 2012-2014.

Eppler then took the Los Angeles Angels general manager job in 2015 and was there until 2020.

The Mets were in need of a GM after firing two last season; Jared Porter was dismissed after it was found out that he sent a female sexually explicit photos back in 2016.

His replacement, Zack Scott, was fired after he was charged with a DUI and put on leave.

The next order of business for the Mets is hiring a manager to replace Luis Rojas, who was dismissed after two seasons.

About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.


In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.


After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.


In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.


Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.