A day after welcoming part of their own past in Al Leiter and John Franco as baseball operations advisers, the Mets welcomed part of ESPN’s present in Jessica Mendoza.
Mendoza, 38, was a four-time All-American outfielder at Stanford. As a member of the national softball team, she won a gold medal in Athens in 2004 and a silver medal in Beijing 2008.
“Jessica is incredibly well respected throughout the industry and we are excited to bring her into the organization. She is a world-class athlete and experienced television analyst with an extremely high baseball IQ. We are confident that she will help us in our efforts to win now and in the future. This hire demonstrates the continued support from ownership to invest in the intellectual capital of the New York Mets.”- Brodie Van Wagenen
Mendoza will continue to call Sunday night games for ESPN, a role she has held since 2016.
“I am excited to work with Brodie and his team and am thrilled to be associated with the Mets and their storied history. I’ve known Brodie and Jeff Wilpon for years now and I’m honored to be a small part of the organization. I would also like to thank ESPN and Disney for their understanding and confidence as I balance both tasks moving forward. Baseball is a passion of mine and I look forward to expanding on my love for the game.”- Jessica Mendoza