Franchises

Mets' struggles continue in search for president of baseball operations

The Mets "continue to cast a wide search" for a president of baseball operations but are not "finding any takers," according to Mike Puma of the N.Y. POST. According to sources, Giants GM Scott Harris recently interviewed with the Mets, but is "unlikely to leave" the Giants. The Mets’ hope would be "to have a president of baseball operations in place by the time the World Series is complete," but that timeline could "be in question." Brewers GM Matt Arnold and Rays VP/Baseball Development Peter Bendix have "been on the Mets’ radar," but it is "unclear if team president Sandy Alderson or owner Steve Cohen have spoken to either." MLB's GM meetings are "scheduled to begin on Nov. 8 in Carlsbad, Calif." (N.Y. POST, 10/26). WFAN's Gregg Giannotti said the Mets either “have an unrealistic list” of candidates, or “nobody wants to work for Steve Cohen.” WFAN’s Boomer Esiason: “It’s probably a little bit of both." Giannotti said only “one guy is apparently interested in the job,” longtime Giants exec Brian Sabean (“Boomer and Gio,” WFAN, 10/26).

ACTING GM LEFT IN LIMBO: In N.Y. Deesha Thosar writes rather than "rapidly and decisively moving one way or another" with acting GM Zack Scott following his DWI arrest, the Mets are "apparently letting his legal situation play out before settling on an outcome." Cohen and Alderson have "given Scott no assurances on his future status within the organization," and are "apparently content leaving Scott in limbo while they continue to build out the rest of their vacant front office." Cohen and Alderson may "be waiting for a verdict on Scott’s case so they can fire him for cause, if convicted." There also is "a chance Scott will be offered to stay in the Mets front office in some capacity" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 10/26).

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