New York Mets owner Steve Cohen is leading the team’s search for their top baseball decision maker on his own, multiple sources have said Athleticism. While CEO meetings in two weeks are a reasonable target date for a hire, sources said it was not a deadline for New York and Cohen was in no rush.
Cohen receives little comment from team president Sandy Alderson, which is a notable change from last winter when Alderson was more involved in the research that finally landed on Jared Porter in mid-December. Porter was fired in January for sexual harassment during a previous term in Chicago.
While last year’s goal was to bring in a president of baseball operations, sources say Cohen is comfortable with the option of simply hiring a general manager to lead the baseball side of things. allowing him to grow in the role with Alderson still in the organization. That’s the direction the Mets chose last November as they looked to hiring Porter.
Milwaukee Brewers general manager Matt Arnold was running for president of baseball operations, and the Mets requested permission to interview the 42-year-old, but he withdrew his name from the exam on Wednesday, said confirmed a source. He is expected to stay with the Brewers as general manager.
For more on what we’re hearing about the Mets’ GM research, read Tim Britton and Brittany Ghiroli’s story in the Go Deeper section below.
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