Francesa On Van Wagenen: 'He Can't Play The Invisible Game Now'

Mike's On
May 17, 2019 - 6:22 pm


The 2019 season has not gone as planned for the New York Mets.

After starting the year 6-2, New York has struggled mightily, going 14-20 since April 7th and falling to third place in the NL East.


GM Brodie Van Wagenen made headlines during the offseason when he continuously named the Mets as the team to beat in the division, despite New York's opponents adding as much (if not more) talent to their respective rosters as the Mets did.

With it looking like the season may begin to unravel, Mike Francesa called for the Mets' general manager to step up and face the public for his roster decisions that put the team in their current state.

Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen

"Now you're going to find out what kind of general manager and leader Brodie is going to be," Mike said during Friday's "Mike's On" about the Mets' GM. "Brodie was everywhere, had his picture taken everywhere, ran up to every microphone, and now he's starting to play the invisible game. He can't play the invisible game now. He's got to be front and center and take his lumps and realize when your team is going bad, you've got to be out there and talking about your team.

"You can't come out and tell everyone that they're going to win and not make any moves. No one's going to buy that and they will think you're a fool. You already made a proclamation about how good the team was, and now the team is tanking. You've got to get the job done."

To listen to Mike's full rant on Brodie Van Wagenen, click on the audio player below.