NY Mets: Five general manager options to replace Brodie Van Wagenen
By Michael Calascione
When Steve Cohen takes over as owner of the New York Mets, will he find a new general manager? Let’s look at some candidates.
The 2020 offseason for the New York Mets will without a doubt be one to follow closely. The offseason gets started with a vote to approve Steve Cohen as the new owner of the New York Mets franchise. This one event will create a ripple effect and set the tone for the rest of the offseason.
Going on the assumption that Cohen gets the necessary votes to be approved and welcomed into the elite club of major league baseball club owners, the Mets offseason could get busy fast. Earlier this week it was announced that Steve Cohen would hire former Mets GM Sandy Alderson to be president of baseball and business operations.
This is without a doubt an exciting piece of news because it brings Sandy back into the organization and now, he will presumably not be financially handcuffed or restricted in any other conceivable way. The first question that arises, however, is will Brodie Van Wagenen be the Mets General Manager in 2021.
In all likelihood, he will not be retained, and the Mets will conduct a search for their third GM in as many years. It can probably be assumed that whoever is hired as the General Manager would be Alderson’s successor being that he is in his 70s and recovering from a bout with cancer from a few years ago.
The rumors and rumblings have already started about who could be interested in the job as well as who could interest the Mets. The five GM options discussed here will represent options that are not only realistic, that means no Brian Cashman, but also a good fit.