Mets Reportedly Might Just Wait Another Year on Their Front Office Search

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Mets Reportedly Might Just Wait Another Year on Their Front Office Search

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Bargaining? I think it’s the bargaining phase. Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance. I’m pretty sure the New York Mets have hit the bargaining phase of grief in their search for a new President of Baseball Operations.

If we just wait one more year, then we will totally get who we actually wanted all along, yes, this was the plan:

Having been rejected by nearly a dozen top execs, the Mets are now working through possible internal options as placeholders (didn’t they do that last time?) for their top job. Well, sort of top job, because an internal placeholder would serve under Sandy Alderson, whose role in a NEW regime has always been unclear (and may be contributing, together with Steve Cohen’s peculiarities, to the struggle to find someone to take the job). Then maybe they can try for a top name again next year. And it’ll totally work that time!

Still, SNY reports that Alderson is seeking permission for a fresh round of interviews, which is a notable comment (from the team-owned outlet), because it offers to refute multiple other reports that it’s actually Cohen running the search (with input from extraordinarily odd sources). I’m guessing Cohen didn’t love it being out there that he was running a search that has gone this badly.

Anyway, I suspect you will see more names surfacing, and maybe more thanks but no thanks responses, and maybe that’s when the depression phase will set in. I am but an outside spectator, interested because baseball is fascinating, and the allure of LOLMets is just too strong.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.