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Wednesday, November 03, 2021

Mets expected to interview Red Sox’s Raquel Ferreira for top front-office opening

Multiple industry sources said that Raquel Ferreira, a Red Sox executive vice president and assistant general manager, will converse with top Mets officials in the coming days, with Boston’s blessing. Whether that conversation qualifies as an “interview” could be in the eye of the beholder. It’s believed that the talk will be more of a “Get to know you” session, in which both sides will determine whether they want to take this idea any further.

Ferreira, a Red Sox employee since 1999 and a Rhode Island native, is not a slam dunk to take the job if the Mets offered it to her, multiple sources said. She holds a substantive enough role with the Red Sox that when they fired their president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski in September 2019, Ferreira became part of a four-person group (which ironically also featured Zack Scott, whom the Mets just dismissed as their acting general manager) to run the club on an interim basis until the eventual hiring of Chaim Bloom. Ferreira has a hand in all areas of Boston’s baseball operations.

When Bloom came aboard, the Red Sox elevated Ferreira to an assistant GM position, making her the fourth woman to hold that title in baseball’s history. Since then, one of those four, Kim Ng (an assistant GM with the Yankees and Dodgers), became a trailblazer when the Marlins hired her as the first female general manager in any North American professional men’s sport. Appointing a woman to such a powerful position would carry additional weight for the Mets, who repeatedly drew heat over the past year regarding misbehaving male employees.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 03, 2021 at 08:43 PM | 22 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The Duke Posted: November 03, 2021 at 09:39 PM (#6051144)
Mets plan to interview the security guard at #1 World Trade Center but he’s already said he loves his job and isn’t likely to move.
   2. The Yankee Clapper Posted: November 04, 2021 at 12:03 AM (#6051173)
Can she hold her liquor? That’s a big issue for the Mets.
   3. Walt Davis Posted: November 04, 2021 at 04:06 PM (#6051296)
I am still available ... and likely would be no worse a PBO than Alfonso Soriano.
   4. You can keep your massive haul Posted: November 04, 2021 at 07:11 PM (#6051335)
It’s believed that the talk will be more of a “Get to know you” session


Mets: "Hey, how you doin'?"
   5. Adam Starblind Posted: November 04, 2021 at 11:14 PM (#6051362)
Ferreira is out. What the hell is going on here.
   6. Ron J Posted: November 05, 2021 at 06:45 AM (#6051365)
#5 They've settled on Walt. Just going through the formalities.
   7. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: November 05, 2021 at 07:35 AM (#6051366)
What the hell is going on here.


Nobody wants to work for the Mets. It's the 1972 Democratic VP nomination of baseball jobs.
   8. Adam Starblind Posted: November 05, 2021 at 09:15 AM (#6051373)
Sargent Shriver had quite a good thing going before he was nominated.
   9. McCoy Posted: November 05, 2021 at 11:18 AM (#6051390)
Maybe they were all bullied as kids and can't handle the environment.
   10. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 05, 2021 at 11:25 AM (#6051391)
Withdrawing from consideration:
- Theo Epstein
- Billy Beane
- David Stearns
- Brandon Gomes
- Matt Arnold
- Peter Bendix
- Michael Girsch
- Scott Harris
- Sig Mejdal
- Raquel Ferreira
- Daniel Adler
- Jean Afterman

On the radar:
-Billy Eppler
-Jeff Kingston
-Randy Flores
-Ben Sestanovich

Interested in the job:
- Brian Sabean

Is that right?
   11. McCoy Posted: November 05, 2021 at 11:52 AM (#6051404)
You forgot Walt on interested in the job.
   12. Adam Starblind Posted: November 05, 2021 at 12:53 PM (#6051418)
I heard that the Sydney Blue Sox denied permission.
   13. Jose is Absurdly Correct but not Helpful Posted: November 05, 2021 at 01:00 PM (#6051423)
Walt said he's available but didn't say he would accept it.
   14. The Yankee Clapper Posted: November 05, 2021 at 01:58 PM (#6051435)
#5 They've settled on Walt. Just going through the formalities.
I heard that Walt was under consideration, but it is taking the Mets quite a while to read through his BBTF posts. They are reportedly divided on whether they need to review the PETCO thread, or even whether BBTF participation is itself disqualifying. There is also some concern about the length of future staff meetings if he were to be selected. Still, his reported interest has apparently scared off much of the competition.
   15. The Yankee Clapper Posted: November 05, 2021 at 02:29 PM (#6051441)
Is that right?
There are a number of front office candidates that the Mets were denied permission to interview, or reportedly backed off seeking permission to interview. Brewers VP of Baseball Operations Matt Kleine, Rays VP of Player Development Carlos Rodriguez & the Blue Jays President Mark Shapiro were reported to be in that category. The Mets were also reported to have been interested Dodgers Sr. VP of Baseball Operations Josh Byrnes, but not seeing a recent mention. Also, shouldn’t Dodgers GM Assistant GM Jeff Kingston be in the declined group, or was the earlier reporting wrong? MLB Trade Rumors has a lot of names dropped among the Mets rumors.
   16. The Honorable Ardo Posted: November 05, 2021 at 04:52 PM (#6051462)
Shriver, by all accounts, had a good time energetically running for Vice President in what he knew to be a lost cause. I doubt whoever the Mets choose will be as fortunate.
   17. Lassus Posted: November 05, 2021 at 06:55 PM (#6051485)
Sorry, France denied Sargent Shriver the opportunity to interview for the position.
   18. Jeff Francoeur's OPS Posted: November 05, 2021 at 09:11 PM (#6051502)
I bet Jeff Luhnow says "yes."
   19. The Duke Posted: November 06, 2021 at 06:42 PM (#6051618)
Walt, what did you tell them your 12 month plan was ? What would you do ?
   20. Zach Posted: November 08, 2021 at 03:09 PM (#6051915)
At this rate, the Mets should jump on a commentator of Walt's stature. We're a couple of weeks away from Bearded Wizard and Mike Piazza.
   21. Harmon "Thread Killer" Microbrew Posted: November 08, 2021 at 04:58 PM (#6051937)
At this rate, the Mets should jump on a commentator of Walt's stature. We're a couple of weeks away from Bearded Wizard and Mike Piazza.


tina is probably now at an age where she too could be considered for the role. First move: hire John Farrell. Second move: peace and chicken grease.
   22. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: November 08, 2021 at 05:39 PM (#6051942)
Who was the one who said, "im billy beane #####\"? They should hire that person.

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