The New York Mets, after announcing new owner Steve Cohen and team president Sandy Alderson, are looking to fill two important positions in today’s game: president of baseball operations and general manager. After parting ways with GM Brodie Van Wagenen, the Queens’ club wants to appoint their men and start planning for next season and beyond.
According to Jon Morosi of MLB.com, Rays special assistant Bobby Heck is “under consideration” for a top front office job with the New York Mets. It is not the first time that his name is linked with the organization, and it is not clear which position he would occupy.
Heck is a well-respected executive in MLB. He has been working in baseball for a really long time and has been with the Tampa Bay Rays since 2013, helping them build something great. Prior to that, he worked with the Houston Astros.
The Mets have real interest in Heck
According to Rotoworld, there is a “real chance” that the Mets and Bobby Heck soon formalize a working relationship.
Morosi also reported that the Mets asked the Indians permission to speak with general manager Mike Chernoff about their opening for president of baseball operations. Cleveland is a respected organization, known for getting the most out of its players and remain a perennial contender despite limited resources.
Chernoff helped the Indians go to the 2016 World Series, in which they were very close to defeating the Chicago Cubs.
As of now, it is not clear if the Indians will allow him to interview. The Mets were recently denied permission to speak with Milwaukee Brewers president David Stearns.
Chernoff, who has been with the Indians for over a decade, once declined to interview with the Mets back in 2018 (before Brodie Van Wagenen was appointed) but that was under the Wilpons.