2) Billy Owens
Someone that has been connected to the Mets already is Billy Owens. He is currently an assistant general manager and the director of player personnel with the Oakland Athletics
Owens originally a minor league hitting coach made his way to the A’s front office as a member of the scouting department and for the last 19 years working his way through the organization to reach the position he has today.
Having been in the A’s front office for so long means he has worked closely with Alderson for the last two years, so Alderson probably has a good idea of what type of person and executive he is and can be given a larger role.
He has a great baseball mind and has excellent scouting and evaluation skills, which helped him get to this point in his career.
If the Mets were to bring Owens on board as the GM it would be a boon for the Mets in many ways and pairing him with Tommy Tanous and Mark Tramuta, who already knock the draft and scouting out of the park, could be the biggest benefit of them all.
Owens was a finalist for the Giants GM position in 2019 before being passed over for Scott Harris, so this process is not foreign to him.
It is also likely that Alderson has already talked to Owens about the possibility of him running the Mets and has a good feel for him in general.
Time will certainly tell how serious of a candidate he is but from all of the buzz around Owens, he could be a very good pick for the Mets to try and get them to the promised land.