The New York Mets‘ quest to revamp their front office has gone absolutely nowhere thus far. Their three top candidates either were not a good fit or did not interview for the position, leaving the franchise to look for other lass flashy names to fill that void. However, one fairly well known name could end up finding his way to the Mets organization.
Former San Francisco Giants general manager Brian Sabean has indicated an interest in becoming the new head of the Mets’ front office. He is reportedly looking for a new challenge and has said that he would move to New York “in a heartbeat” if given the opportunity to take over the Mets.
Brian Sabean would be interesting option for New York Mets
Sabean has plenty of experience as a general manager, heading the Giants from 1997 through 2014. He built their dynasty in the beginning of the past decade, his moves leading to titles in 2010, 2012, and 2014. In 2015, Sabean was promoted to executive vice president of baseball operations for the Giants, with Billy Evans becoming the new general manager and handling most of the day to day baseball operations.
But Sabean’s place has become mostly ceremonial in past years. When Farhan Zaidi was hired as the Giants’ president of baseball operations, Sabean began to serve in more of an advisory role while doing some scouting. Understandably, he has become bored in his role.
While Sabean has clearly had success in the past, it remains to be seen if he would in the game today. There is a different focus on sabermetrics than there was when he running the Giants, even if it was not that long ago. The game has changed, and Sabean will need to adapt to keep up.
Sabean is, however, someone that the Mets have had difficulty finding – someone with a great deal of respect in the game who wants the position. He may not be perfect, but he has a track record of success and has proven to be able to build a team that can win a championship. The Mets clearly need that type of person.
Brian Sabean is interested in taking over the New York Mets front office. While he may be an under the radar candidate, he could be a great fit.