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There are only about 3-to-5 candidates to run Mets—here’s who we think they are

According to people with direct knowledge of the team’s plans, there are only three-to-five people who could potentially fit the bill. And that list could be further whittled down, as it was last offseason, by difficulties obtaining permission to interview potential candidates.

Alderson will continue to run baseball operations into October, and then the process of asking permission to talk to top executives and interviewing them will begin.

The team is tight-lipped about identifying those individuals, at least to a nosy reporter. But conversations with other league sources leave us feeling confident about publishing educated speculation regarding the following names:

Chris Antonetti
The Cleveland president of baseball operations has a reputation as smart, tough and diligent. It’s unclear if the Mets would be able to obtain permission to interview him for a lateral move, but this is a name that has swirled around in Mets circles for several months.

Billy Beane
Alderson has long enjoyed a friendship with his former mentee, and worked with Beane in Oakland as recently as last year. If Beane decides he could be reinvigorated by the challenge of running a team in New York, this speculation could grow legs and become a story.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 15, 2021 at 12:20 PM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Harmon "Thread Killer" Microbrew Posted: September 15, 2021 at 01:46 PM (#6039820)
The Mets didn’t love the high price on then-Twins starter Jose Berrios at the trade deadline, but Falvey is highly regarded in the industry.


Non sequitur much?
   2. Karl from NY Posted: September 15, 2021 at 03:19 PM (#6039831)
Maybe they should do it like Jeopardy and hire rotating guests to do it for two weeks at a time.

Since you know whoever they hire is going to end up canned from some behavior problem anyway.
   3. 57i66135 right now is attacking rest Posted: September 15, 2021 at 03:28 PM (#6039833)
ruben amaro would be a good choice.
   4. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 15, 2021 at 03:35 PM (#6039836)
Joe Btfspik?
   5. For the Turnstiles (andeux) Posted: September 15, 2021 at 03:49 PM (#6039839)
Larry Elder is available.
   6. Walt Davis Posted: September 15, 2021 at 07:12 PM (#6039873)
Something for me to do in my retirement.
   7. Walt Davis Posted: September 15, 2021 at 07:20 PM (#6039874)
Non sequitur much?

That sort of non sequitor is one of my specialties so let me translate. The purpose is to short-circuit the following:

"Derek Falvey is a strong candidate for Mets' GM."
"That guy doesn't know what he's doing -- he's the guy who tried to rip us off for Jose Berrios."
"Yes but that doesn't mean he's a bad GM, he is highly regarded in the industry."

Of course, with me at the wheel, that would have been in parentheses somewhere and I'd have pointed out that Falvey seemed to get his high price elswhere (#5 overall 2020 pick from the Jays) so isn't that what you want in a GM anyway but not everyone can match my non sequitorial standards.

EDIT: Sequitur ... I knew that.
   8. sunday silence (again) Posted: September 16, 2021 at 07:14 AM (#6039940)
Thanks for explaining that. No idea wot that meant
   9. Darren Posted: September 16, 2021 at 10:00 AM (#6039949)
"Derek Falvey is a strong candidate for Mets' GM."
"That guy doesn't know what he's doing -- he's the guy who tried to rip us off for Jose Berrios."
"Yes but that doesn't mean he's a bad GM, he is highly regarded in the industry."


But that doesn't make any sense, right? Wouldn't you want the guy who is a tough negotiator? He eventually got a pretty good return. I think it might have been more like:

"Derek Falvey is a strong candidate for Mets' GM."
"No way Sandy hires him, there's bad blood because of that Berrios trade negotiation."
"Nah, he's well respected, which more important to the Mets than one disagreement."
   10. Walt Davis Posted: September 16, 2021 at 06:13 PM (#6040018)
But that doesn't make any sense

You ever met a Mets fan?
   11. Mayor Blomberg Posted: September 16, 2021 at 06:33 PM (#6040020)
Wouldn't you want the guy who is a tough negotiator?

Not after he screwed me seems to be the reasoning; non sequitur if we assume that humans act logically. I'm with Walt on this one.
Then again, Cohen's from Wall Street.

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