I don’t get this pick at all. How is this not going to bite the Mets in the ass? An agent with no front office experience who is going to have to deal with other agents that he may or may not have run ins with over the years. What about the players he repped who are on the Mets right now? I don’t get it.
From the NY Post
Mega-agent Brodie Van Wagenen, the co-head of CAA’s baseball division, is the team’s pick to lead the front office, according to an industry source, as the Mets move to fill the vacancy by next week.Read more here
As of Friday evening, no deal was complete, but the sides have begun contract negotiations. Any announcement by the team will likely have to wait until the World Series concludes — though technically the Mets could hold a press conference on Monday’s off day, if the Fall Classic is still going.
Chaim Bloom, the Rays’ senior VP of baseball operations, is the other finalist for the job and remains a candidate. But team owner Fred Wilpon and COO Jeff Wilpon are focused on the 44-year-old Van Wagenen, a Stanford graduate, whose clients have included current Mets players Jacob deGrom, Yoenis Cespedes, Noah Syndergaard, Todd Frazier, Brandon Nimmo and Jason Vargas, among others.