Section 518

Where we endeavor to stay positive about the 2011 Mets…

Logic. Transparency. Passion.

Posted by JD on June 14, 2010

Howard Megdal officially launched his campaign for the Mets’ GM position today. Here’s a link to video from the event, and here’s the transcript. I suggest you read it: he’s put a lot of thought into this project.

General Manager of the Mets is obviously not an elected position, but I’m not signing on (and I wouldn’t ask you to sign on) to a farcical campaign. His approach, his central tenants of Logic, Transparency, and Passion, represent the qualities of an ideal general manager and as such, I feel the need to report and comment on them. The point (for me, at least) is the larger discussion about how the general manager should run the team, and Howard’s platform addresses the issue most reasonably:

I do not run for this position to oppose any man, but rather to propose new policies. I run because I am convinced that the Mets can become an organization governed by Logic, Transparency and Passion, and because I have such strong feelings about what must be done, I feel that I’m obliged to do all that I can.

I feel obliged to extend the discussion, so Section 518 will be participating in Howard Megdal’s campaign for GM. This is your opportunity to get in on the ground floor, to ask questions of the candidate or comment on his qualifications for the general managers job.

Watch the video, read the transcript, and send me your comments or questions. This is a good opportunity to have fun while making a broader point about the Mets: we deserve a franchise run on Logic, Transparency, and Passion. In my mind, every small step in that direction is a step worth taking. Let’s add our collective voice to Howard’s (and those of the other blogs involved) and make ourselves heard.

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