Mets: Longtime Giants executive could be an option for baseball operations role

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So far, the New York Mets have swung and missed with most of their top candidates for the president of baseball operations position. Theo Epstein, Billy Beane, and David Stearns were all discussed at some point, but the possibilities of one of them joining the team are now extremely remote.

Sandy Alderson, the Mets’ president, wants to fill the position with someone capable, with experience and proven ability to lead an MLB club to sustained success. The problem is that the candidates that fill the criteria are not abundant.

Brian Sabean, who is currently working as an advisor for the San Francisco Giants, has been mentioned as a potential contender for the role.

According to Deesha Thosar, who covers the Mets for the New York Daily News, the executive would welcome the opportunity.

He would sign for the Mets “in a heartbeat”

“A source close to Sabean confirmed to the Daily News that he very much would like another challenge in his life. He’s going stir crazy in San Francisco with essentially nothing to do (in the role of a special assistant) with the Giants. But the real attraction for Sabean would be the fact that it’s New York and it’s the Mets, the source said. Unlike Billy Beane, who was reluctant to uplift his family and roots from the West Coast to New York City, the source close to Sabean said he would do it in a heartbeat if the Mets offered him the job,” Thosar writes.

It’s not hard to see why Sabean would be qualified for the job. He won three World Series Championships with the Giants as the general manager, in 2010, 2012, and 2014, and had winning seasons in 13 of the 18 years he was at the helm.

The 77-85 Mets certainly need guidance, but have the resources to be a force in the National League for years to come.

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