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Five possible candidates for Mets’ head of baseball operations

The Mets are anticipated to quickly start a search for a president of baseball operations to information a entrance office at present led by group president Sandy Alderson.

Where will they flip, following a tumultuous year on and off the sector? A take a look at some of the chances:

Any checklist has to start with the free-agent Epstein, who left the Cubs after final season to take a step again from the every day grind. Epstein has spent this season working for MLB, however hasn’t offered any clues about his curiosity in returning to front-office life. Epstein, who will flip 48 in December, has presided over three World Series winners, two with the Red Sox and one with the Cubs, and may need an possession stake to work for the Mets.

Billy Beane

The 59-year-old former Mets outfielder may come full circle and return to the group that chosen him within the first spherical of the 1980 draft. But Beane can be closely entrenched in Oakland, with an possession stake within the Athletics, and has delegated a lot of his authority lately. Would he wish to assume the duty and stress of operating a entrance office in New York? Beane has a decent relationship with Mets president Sandy Alderson from their time collectively in Oakland within the Nineteen Nineties. Alderson labored as a advisor for the Athletics in 2019 and ’20, after leaving the Mets.

Theo Epstein and Billy Beane
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David Stearns

The Brewers’ president of baseball operations was on the Mets’ want checklist final winter, however Alderson by no means acquired permission to talk with him. Stearns, a 36-year-old New York native, is below contract with Milwaukee by means of solely subsequent season, maybe growing his leverage this time round with the Brewers if the Mets attempt to pursue him. Under Stearns, the Brewers have turn out to be perennial NL Central contenders.

Josh Byrnes

The Dodgers senior vice chairman of baseball operations was a finalist to guide the Mets’ entrance office following the 2010 season, when Alderson received the job. He was on Alderson’s radar final offseason, however didn’t wish to be thought of for the position as a result of of a household matter. Byrnes, 51, who beforehand served as a basic supervisor with the Diamondbacks and Padres, has helped build the Dodgers into MLB’s premier franchise.

Jeff Luhnow

The former Astros president of baseball operations, who will flip 55 in December, was suspended for the 2020 season, after he was fired from his position within the fallout from the group’s unlawful sign-stealing scheme. A.J. Hinch and Alex Cora, two managers fired after the scope of the transgressions was revealed, have since returned to baseball. Could the Mets give Luhnow a shot at redemption?