The Mets have agreed to terms with prominent agent Brodie Van Wagenen as their next general manager, according to MLB.com.
Confirmed: The Mets have agreed to terms with Brodie Van Wagenen to become their next general manager. The t’s are crossed and the i’s are dotted.
It will become official at a Citi Field press conference this week, as soon as the World Series ends.
An official announcement will be made this week with a press conference at Citi Field after the World Series comes to an end.
The Mets went with an unconventional choice to lead their baseball operations department with Van Wagenen, who is a longtime agent representing Mets stars Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard and Yoenis Cespedes. He also also has negotiated lucrative deals for Robinson Cano and Ryan Zimmerman, among many others, though he doesn’t have any front office experience.
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It was reported earlier this week Van Wagenen was a “significant favorite” and that the job was “his if he wants it.”
Van Wagenen, 44, beat out Rays vice president of baseball operations Chaim Bloom and former Brewers and Rangers GM Doug Melvin, who were the other finalists for the job.
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