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Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal is the latest to pen a column about how nobody seems to want the Mets’ GM job.
But former Nationals AGM Adam Cromie has emerged as the frontrunner for the job. Joel Sherman reports that Cromie and Steve Cohen had a face-to-face meeting on Tuesday night and an offer could be forthcoming.
If the Mets do indeed hire Cromie or another individual without a lot of experience, Sandy Alderson’s level of involvement in baseball operations will increase.
Scott Boras weighed in on some Mets and baseball related matters at the GM meetings, including the still-ongoing front office search, Kumar Rocker re-entering the draft, discouraging tanking, and interest in Michael Conforto.
“Those comments I would characterize as a blowhard in a house of cards,” Sandy Alderson said in response to Boras’ assertion that Michael Conforto is a coveted “beast of the NL East.”
Rivals believe it was a risk for the Mets to give Noah Syndergaard the qualifying offer, according to Jon Heyman.
Around the National League East
After being initially hesitant to get vaccinated against COVID-19, Juan Soto was convinced by medical experts and is now fully vaccinated. He hopes his experience can change the minds of others.
Mark Bowman of MLB.com looks at five questions the Braves are facing this offseason.
Marlins GM Kim Ng answered questions about the Marlins’ priorities this offseason.
Around Major League Baseball
The state of CBA negotiations are “as bad as I’ve ever seen it,” a source told Jon Heyman.
The Yankees did make a signing yesterday, signing lefty Joely Rodríguez to a one-year, $2 million deal after the team declined his $3 million option.
In his media availability, Scott Boras also talked up his two major clients at the shortstop position: “I think we have Semien and Seager on the market, these people have character that is so understood by teams because of who they are, what they’ve achieved and what they’ve done.”
Reliever Joakim Soria is retiring after a fourteen-year career in baseball.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
On a new episode of A Pod of Their Own, we discussed the debacle that is the Mets’ front office search, as well as reporting detailing sexual misconduct by Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy.
We continued our season review series by taking a look back at Miguel Castro’s mostly good 2021.
Steve Sypa wrote about Mets owner Steve Cohen finding himself at the center of fight for better wages and conditions for minor league players.
This Date in Mets History
The Mets acquired Bobby Bonilla (for a second time) on this date in 1998.