NEW YORK (WABC) -- The New York Mets announced Thursday the resignation of General Manager Billy Eppler following the team's disappointing 75-87 season.
"Billy Eppler led this team through a 101-win season and postseason berth last year and he will be missed," Mets Owner, Chairman and CEO Steve Cohen said. "We accepted Billy's resignation today as he decided it is in everyone's best interest to fully hand over the leadership of Baseball Operations to David Stearns. On behalf of the Mets organization, we wish him all the best."
Eppler, who was hired as the Mets GM in 2021, said he wanted "David (David Stearns) to have a clean slate and that meant me stepping down."
David Stearns was recently introduced as the new Mets President of Baseball Operations.
It also comes after the team let go of manager Buck Showalter after just two seasons at the helm.
Despite championship aspirations and a record $355 million payroll on opening day, New York dropped out of playoff contention by midsummer and finished fourth in the NL East.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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