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Mets POBO Search Is Going Just Fine

Based on the reactions, you’d think we were all on the verge of Spring Training, and the New York Mets still didn’t have a president of baseball operations. Seriously, people are already moving towards the LOLMets takes.

Believe it or not, it is only October 19. The Boston Red Sox lead 2-1 in the ALCS against the Houston Astros. The Atlanta Braves lead 2-0 in the NLCS against the Los Angeles Dodgers. There is still a lot of postseason baseball to be played.

That’s partially why the delay. Out of protocols, they needed the Milwaukee Brewers to lose the NLDS before asking about David Stearns. They were predictably denied.

In the time preceding the Tampa Bay Rays losing the ALDS, their organization promoted Erik Neander. That made him unavailable to be interviewed.

They had the perfunctory conversation with Theo Epstein, and it took time to work through the channels to speak with Billy Beane. As expected, both turned down the job.

So what?

Rather than accept defeat, the Mets organization at least took a shot. Suddenly, that’s supposed to be a bad thing. It’s inane.

If you’re an organization with the revenue and resources should be trying to get the absolute best people they can. It only makes sense to wait for those people to be available and to work through the process.

It’s not even the start of the postseason, and for various reasons, the Mets couldn’t get the purported top targets. While this has been happening, the Mets have been compiling a short list of people they want to interview for the job.

That’s the important aspect which needs highlighting. The Mets didn’t whiff on the top targets and give up. No, they were prepared for this and are working through the process.

Now, if they want people from the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, they have to wait. Regardless of the takes you’ll see, that’s the process, and teams need to do things the right way.

Fortunately, the Mets have Sandy Alderson to keep the offseason moving and to insure things proceed as needed until the new POBO is hired. Alderson’s presence does permit the Mets to not have to rush this process, which is a good thing.

That said, there’s much to do this offseason requiring someone in place sooner rather than later. Seeing how this is all unfolding, we can trust that will happen.

3 thoughts on “Mets POBO Search Is Going Just Fine”

  1. Longtimefan1 says:

    It’s not going fine. It’s been a year since Cohen bought the team and they still don’t have a POBO..

    They also have a broken front office which includes an interim GM who replaced the pervert Mr. Porter Sandy hired and fired, and is on administrative leaving awaiting trial on December 8th for drunk driving.

    Free agency is set to begin the moment the World Series ends. There’s likely going to be a rush across MLB to sign free agents and make trades prior to the CBA expiration on December 1st. The longer Sandy Alderson’s in charge of making baseball decisions, the longer the dysfunction continues. When all this anticipated wheeling and dealing is full steam ahead, in November, the Mets will be without it’s new leadership and decision-makers in place for all or part of November in an offseason that may indeed stop by December 1st. We can ill afford Sandy Alderson’s typical slo-mo pace in the offseason player market that may be depleted in a month, nor can we afford more bad decisions on his part. The POBO should have been hired last offseason.

    1. metsdaddy says:

      The Mets didn’t rush the POBO decision last year because they didn’t find someone they wanted.

      Their alternate plans blew up really through no fault of their own.

      They’re now attacking the process much better.

  2. Myles says:

    Yes everyone wants the new POBO to have happened last week. But it doesn’t happen that way. The Mets have a piority list for each front office postion. But alternate POBO could be someone who is a GM like the Brewers or Giants both have good back ground. That have Rays & Dodgers, Boston history. Also have to look outside the normal channels. I think there also 1 possible 2 women who have extensive Front office VP background.

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