The Mets and Brodie Van Wagenen have agreed to terms and are working on finalizing contract language, according to Joel Sherman. If the two sides really finalize things, it would mark the beginning of a new era for the Mets and the end of the strange process the team has used to find a replacement for Sandy Alderson.
Having started with a field of six known candidates, the Mets narrowed things down to three—Doug Melvin, Chaim Bloom, and Van Wagenen—earlier this week. As the interview process of those candidates moved along, an assumption arose that Melvin was the inevitable hire, but that proved to be an inaccurate and premature conclusion, as he was the first of the three to be told he was no longer in the running for the job.
And then it became it apparent that Van Wagenen, who has been a prominent agent in baseball and represents several significant Mets, was the team’s top choice.