Mets Rumors: Boras, Hart, Alderson

It's been another frustrating year for Mets fans, but the organization is looking for a new GM and at least one major agent says the team is capable of much better. Here are the details:

  • The Mets have about seven top GM candidates and a longer list of 30 people they'd consider for the job, according to Jon Heyman of SI.com.
  • The Mets will interview White Sox assistant GM Rick Hahn for their GM vacancy, according to Bruce Levine of ESPNChicago.com.
  • Agent Scott Boras told Dan Martin of the New York Post that the Mets have what it takes to turn the team around. "The issue is transferring the success they enjoy in business and operating revenue issues and getting it to the field," Boras said. "I know they're working hard."
  • Boras said the Mets are a "valid option" for his free agents and added that New York City is "a great place to play."
  • Former Rangers and Indians GM John Hart told Joel Sherman of the New York Post that he has interest in becoming the next Mets GM. Now a senior adviser to the Rangers, Hart does not appear to be a leading candidate for the job, according to Sherman.
  • The Mets "definitely" consider MLB executive Sandy Alderson a GM candidate, according to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News. Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com hears that Alderson would not need MLB's permission to take an offer from the Mets (Twitter links).


25 Responses to Mets Rumors: Boras, Hart, Alderson Leave a Reply

  1. CitizenSnips 5 years ago

    Aww thanks, Scott.

  2. myname_989 5 years ago

    Scott Boras = Next Mets GM

  3. 0bsessions 5 years ago

    Boras went on to add that “the Mets appear to only be a third baseman, a reliever and a pair of outfielders away from a potential World Series berth.”

    • ….what?

      • 0bsessions 5 years ago

        This offseason, Boras will be representing, at the least, Adrian Beltre, Rafael Soriano, Jayson Werth and Manny Ramirez. Basically it was the first innevitable “Boras is a shill” post for the thread.

    • BravesRed 5 years ago

      Anyone that pays Soriano, Beltre, or Ramirez is stupid. Soriano and Beltre prove they can play in contract years, and not any other year. Ramirez is DH only. I don’t care what anyone says, Werth isn’t worth the money he will get.

  4. Translation… The Mets have money and I want it.

  5. The comment doesn’t even make sense to me. The issue is transferring the success they enjoy in business and operating revenue issues and getting it to the field? That sounds like “They’re really good at growing turnips; the issue is as simple as taking that success and putting it into building skyscrapers.”

  6. Just_MLB 5 years ago

    So let me get this straight….
    1 – Carlos Beltran and The Wilpons have a falling out in summer 2009 over the knee
    2 – The argument gets worse in Feb 2010 cuz Carlos elects to get surgery.
    3 – Things fall to a new low when Jeff Wilpon ( aka the unidentified source ) tells Adam Rubin he is very mad at Carlos Beltran, Luis Castillo and Ollie Perez for not showing up to the VA hospital.
    4 – Scott Boras tells The Wilpons to be careful the way they treat their star players, this is not going to play well when they want to lure future stars to NYC
    5 – Jeff Wilpon goes OUT OF HIS WAY, to say “The great thing about Carlos, and where he really changed for me, when we were in Philadelphia, and the slide with Ruben Tejada, the next day he spoke about it, but not did he do something about it but he did something about it and showed some leadership. That changed my view a little bit of Carlos Beltran, by him doing that… Beltran has a bigger spot on this team than either Oliver Perez or Luis Castillo.”
    6 – Scott Boras now says the Mets are a great club and are just trying extra hard to make it !

    O by the way, Boras has a client that plays RF and is a free-agent this year named Jayson Werth. It’s not like Boras is trolling for another deal or the Wilpons are hoping Boras doesnt raise the price on them.

    These guys are so transparent its not funny. ( i guess coming back from a fractured cheekbone in 2 weeks for a playoff run wasnt enough for jeff…and even worse…the need to throw ollie and luis in there…why not throw in david wright or any of the mets pitchers for not retaliating)

    • Just_MLB 5 years ago

      he could have just simply said…when we were in Philadelphia, and his slide retaliating for what utley did with Ruben Tejada, he didnt just talk about it, he went out there and did something about it, and I think our club has lacked that in the recent past needs more of that going forward.The Genetic Lottery Pool Winner can f*ck up a ham and cheese sandwich…SMH

    • Infield Fly 5 years ago

      Carlos Beltran and The Wilpons have a falling out in summer 2009 over the knee.Ah yes…and let’s not forget to mention how the Wilpons hid behind Omar to make it look like it he was the sole person to take issue with Beltrán’s decision. You gotta love the Wilpons’ ‘stand-up’ flavor.

      • Just_MLB 5 years ago

        most people know wassup.

        I know his family, and Omar’s really a solid baseball man. Anytime this kind of stuff is going around people that you know and like, you’re concerned for them or you hope it works out for them. Omar, and I’ve told him this before, I’m always rooting for him.”
        -Willie Randolph

        ——————————————————————————
        “For Omar Minaya, things are tight right now with management and those big contracts he has on the team,” Martinez said of the Mets’ general manager. “If it was up to Omar, I’d still be with the Mets, but it’s not his decision anymore. It’s the decision of higher-ups, maybe Jeff Wilpon or Fred Wilpon.”
        – Pedro Martinez
        —————————————————————–
        Billy Wagner was entertaining during a chat with New York reporters today. He said he had a personal pledge from Fred Wilpon that his option for this season would not have been picked up even if he hadn’t been traded, since he wanted the opportunity to continue amassing saves.
        – Adam Rubin
        ( a personal pledge sounds like MEDDLING to me )
        ——————————————————————————-

        thats whats so funny about the Wilpons, the more they try to wash their hands of the mess, the more mess they create.

        • Infield Fly 5 years ago

          Nice quotes (and I agree 100% about the Wilpons mess-making skillz)! However I have met too may fans who are convinced that the sum total of what’s wrong with the Mets was Omar + Jerry; conveniently forgetting everything that happened before them. Right down to the last day at the Stadium, the attitude I encountered most among fans was that everything is solved when we get a new GM & manager, “and next year we’ll go deep into the playoffs.” Even on this board it was a long time before fans were even willing to even consider that the Wilpons could be a part of the problem. That said, this IS starting to change…and the Wilpons know it. So now they’re running around courting the media and trying to make themselves look like super-great owners who are terribly misunderstood. Yeah….that’ll work…

          • Just_MLB 5 years ago

            a big part of that problem are the trolls in the NYC Media…namely ADAM RUBIN…MATT CERRONE…..JOHN HARPER…..ANDY MARTINO…..DAVID LENNON ( AKA THE DAILY NEWS & NEWSDAY REPORTERS ) .if u notice…most of the articles that are critical of the Wilpons come from the NY TIMES and the NY POST….there was even an article recently from Lupica giving credit to the Wilpons for taking responsibility of the mess they created….then u have people like Adam Rubin who in 2009, wrote with their own words, that Wilpon made a personal pledge to NOT pick up Wagner’s 2010 option…then in 2010, when OMAR gets canned, they never once question the story that OMAR had FULL AUTONOMY…as a matter of fact, MATT CERRONE in his OWN WORDS said the following…”It is their team, it is their money, and, just like the Steinbrenners and every other family-owned team in sports, the Wilpons have every right to be involved how they see fit.”woooooooooowi will bet fred was holding the mouse and jeff was holding the keyboard while matt typed that out..

          • Just_MLB 5 years ago

            a big part of that problem are the trolls in the NYC Media…namely ADAM RUBIN…MATT CERRONE…..JOHN HARPER…..ANDY MARTINO…..DAVID LENNON ( AKA THE DAILY NEWS & NEWSDAY REPORTERS ) .if u notice…most of the articles that are critical of the Wilpons come from the NY TIMES and the NY POST….there was even an article recently from Lupica giving credit to the Wilpons for taking responsibility of the mess they created….then u have people like Adam Rubin who in 2009, wrote with their own words, that Wilpon made a personal pledge to NOT pick up Wagner’s 2010 option…then in 2010, when OMAR gets canned, they never once question the story that OMAR had FULL AUTONOMY…as a matter of fact, MATT CERRONE in his OWN WORDS said the following…”It is their team, it is their money, and, just like the Steinbrenners and every other family-owned team in sports, the Wilpons have every right to be involved how they see fit.”woooooooooowi will bet fred was holding the mouse and jeff was holding the keyboard while matt typed that out..

      • Just_MLB 5 years ago

        most people know wassup.

        I know his family, and Omar’s really a solid baseball man. Anytime this kind of stuff is going around people that you know and like, you’re concerned for them or you hope it works out for them. Omar, and I’ve told him this before, I’m always rooting for him.”
        -Willie Randolph

        ——————————————————————————
        “For Omar Minaya, things are tight right now with management and those big contracts he has on the team,” Martinez said of the Mets’ general manager. “If it was up to Omar, I’d still be with the Mets, but it’s not his decision anymore. It’s the decision of higher-ups, maybe Jeff Wilpon or Fred Wilpon.”
        – Pedro Martinez
        —————————————————————–
        Billy Wagner was entertaining during a chat with New York reporters today. He said he had a personal pledge from Fred Wilpon that his option for this season would not have been picked up even if he hadn’t been traded, since he wanted the opportunity to continue amassing saves.
        – Adam Rubin
        ( a personal pledge sounds like MEDDLING to me )
        ——————————————————————————-

        thats whats so funny about the Wilpons, the more they try to wash their hands of the mess, the more mess they create.

    • Infield Fly 5 years ago

      Carlos Beltran and The Wilpons have a falling out in summer 2009 over the knee.Ah yes…and let’s not forget to mention how the Wilpons hid behind Omar to make it look like it he was the sole person to take issue with Beltrán’s decision. You gotta love the Wilpons’ ‘stand-up’ flavor.

  7. Need a GM? Take Dombrowski, please!

    Oh, and Boras will say anything, true or false, if it means he can get more money.

  8. hawkny1 5 years ago

    Lets face it, for as long as the Wilpons own and operate the Mets, the club will continue to be a second rate baseball team…

  9. Slopeboy 5 years ago

    Any potential GM candidate interested in the Mets jobs should ask the Wilpons one simple question: Are the Mets willing to eat some or all of the salaries of Perez and /or Castillo, in order to trade them? Their answer will tell if the candidate should take the job or not.

    • nictonjr 5 years ago

      Eat some salary in order to trade them? If the new GM can trade either/both without taking Alofonso Soriano’s entire contract back it would make him GM of the year befire the season starts. Neither player would get a league minimum deal on the open market.

      How many times does Boras and /or his clients have to embarass the Mets organization before they stop dealing with him??? Beltran is only a Met because the Yankees wouldn’t sign him to a discounted offer. Boras uses the Mets to drive up his FA’s price and hopes to go elsewhere. When all else fails there’s the Mets…

      • Slopeboy 5 years ago

        Not sure where Soriano comes into the picture. Mets have all the Outfielders they need. I’m talking about moving these two in order to put their roster spots to use. As it stands at the moment these two guys are just dead weight on the team. Any GM would want to rid himself of these two guys at any cost.

  10. untdrum99 5 years ago

    What is Boras expected to say? Mets are a major-market team and he’s made quite a bit of money from them over the years. He’s not going to bash a team and then sit in contract talks with them during the offseason, it would make him look foolish as a player’s agent. The Mets are a “valid option” for his free agents? Of course they are, we can all see the Mets have a history of paying players over their market value and Boras is ready to continue taking advantage of that.

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