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Mets Hire Paul DePodesta As VP Of Player Development

It's happening.

Mets name Paul DePodesta, Vice President, Player Development & Amateur Scouting.

Sandy Alderson's statement:

Paul has one of the top analytical minds in the game and also has a strong background in more traditional aspects of player development and amateur scouting. He will help establish direction, standards and continuity in all areas of our player development domestically and internationally."

And Paul DePodesta chimes in as well:

"I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to be a part of what Sandy is trying to build with the Mets. Winning in New York is something special and for me I couldn’t think of a better place to be."