Steve Cohen has a problem with the New York Mets. Nobody wants to work for him and take control of the organization.
The Mets have Sandy Alderson, their former general manager, as the team president, although the 73-year-old is looking for a president of baseball operations considering Alderson can’t do the job forever, even though he basically ran the team last year because two general managers got fired during the season.
The Mets tried for former Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs executive Theo Epstein and got denied. They tried for Oakland A’s long-time executive Billy Beane and got told no. They also tried for Milwaukee Brewers president David Stearns, and got told no.
And now, the latest; Brewers general manager Matt Arnold, who is withdrawing his name for consideration to become the Mets president of baseball operations and will remain as the Brewers GM.
And Cardinals GM Michael Girsch has also said no thanks to the Mets too.
So right now, the Mets don’t have a current president, a general manager or a manager.
There is some speculation that the Mets could lure Brian Sabean out of San Francisco to take the president job; in which, if he does, there’s other speculation that he could bring future Hall of Fame manager Bruce Bochy with him.
Sabean is 65 years old and Bochy is 66, so this would be a short-term thing if they are even considered. But some wonder if the Mets are even interested.
At this point, they should be considering they are running out of people to be interested in running the Mets under the new regime isn’t a terrible gig, especially now that it’s Steve Cohen and not Fred and Jeff Wilpon who are in charge anymore.
So if you are a current or former executive in baseball and would like to potentially be the next Mets president and run the team; they have a few openings.