Buck Showalter is 24th on the all-time wins list for managers. He's managed three different teams to the postseason and is a three-time Manager of the Year. He's also never won a World Series -- and knows what the expectations will be for a Mets team that hasn't made the playoffs since 2016, but has spent big money this offseason and currently owns the highest payroll in the majors.
"The job description here isn't to be competitive or try to win more games than you lose. It's to be the last team standing," Showalter said Tuesday as he was officially introduced as the new Mets manager.