1:02pm: MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports that Arnold is not only staying with the Brewers organization but signing a contract extension (Twitter link). With Stearns signed through at least 2022 and reportedly having an option for the 2023 season, it seems as though the Arnold extension will maintain some continuity for at least the next couple of seasons.
10:36am: Brewers general manager Matt Arnold has withdrawn his name from the Mets’ search for a new president of baseball operations, tweets Adam McCalvy of MLB.com. Arnold will remain with the Brewers.
Reports yesterday began connecting the Mets and Arnold, albeit in somewhat conflicting fashion. While the New York Post’s Mike Puma indicated the two sides had been in contact, SNY’s Andy Martino reported that the Brewers had yet to grant permission to interview Arnold. Whatever the case, it seems largely moot at this point, with Arnold now set to remain in Milwaukee for the foreseeable future.
The Mets have been prominently tied to at least six different executives as they search for a new baseball operations leader, but to this point it appears as though they’ve been spurned across the board. The initial trio of Theo Epstein, Brewers president David Stearns and A’s executive vice president Billy Beane somewhat predictably did not bear fruit; all three had good reason to be viewed as long shots at best. Epstein noted last year when stepping down from the Cubs that he wanted to spend time away from a baseball ops role, while both Stearns and Beane were under contract with their current teams. The Brewers had also denied the Mets permission to speak to Stearns a year ago.
Moving past that trio, the Mets have since been tied to Arnold, Giants GM Scott Harris and Dodgers assistant general manager Brandon Gomes, but they’ll need to further broaden their search. Harris, like Arnold, withdrew his name from the mix, whereas Gomes is reportedly set for a promotion within his current organization. The Mets have also been tied Dodgers senior vice president Josh Byrnes — the former GM of the Padres and D-backs — and other candidates figure to emerge as the search wears on for a second consecutive offseason.
Brian Sabean wants the job.
He may be the only one.
Mets baffling decision to publicly come out and say you’re going after these high profile names was a unnecessary pr risk. If you strikeout on them, like they did the fans now will claim they settled.
I’ve said this prior to at least 5 candidates turning down the spot, but Cohen with his outspoken social media posts, has made the Mets job one of the least sought after. Guys that are highly sought after don’t have to settle for a position where they’ll have to answer for owner who can’t shut up.
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I agree. Maybe no one wants to work for Cohen.
Or these guys know Alderson with serve some higher role and will favor his son in decision making and create a mess.
So far, Cohen looks like a better financed version of the Wilpon ownership.
And, that is not a good thing.
Cohen is a doofus
Working for Cohen and the Mets then dealing with the NY media as well as fans would be like drinking water from a fire hydrant. No Thanks. I do t blame
These execs for turning the Mets down
I think is more about the no one wants to deal with that hot potato mess that the Mets organization is
Could be Arnold just used the Mets to leverage his deal with Brewers, too.
Give him the job
OMG NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO STOP IT ON BRIAN SABEAN For the love of christ.
Can you imagine if the Mets reach out to Sabean and then he withdraws?
Please just hire Sabean. Experience, proven winner, and actually WANTS to be here
What a mess…….
Brian Sabean, his manager Bruce Bochy and fan favorites such as Buck Showalter have simply not adapted to how MLB is being played since around 2010. It’s complicated – support staffs have ballooned as there is great research done on every player teams have in their systems and on their roster, as well as in their system. Furthermore, with video and computers, teams FO’s can keep track of literally every player in in professional baseball, as well as many in college and high school. Maximizing every players skills and fitting them into a role on the ML team is what it’s all about.
I’ve defended Cohen and Alderson. But not getting Arnold is it for me.
NYC sports fans think George Steinbrenner was wonderful, and just want to Yankees and Mets to spend, spend, spend – because they don’t understand baseball and they want a bunch of high-priced bullies to run roughshod over opponents. That hasn’t worked for a long time. Managers, FO people and players got fed up working for George, and left. He finally won when he left the FO people and the manager alone.
FO people, managers and coaches throughout MLB are now quite bright. They have enough pressure on them 24/7/210-plus. Many of those people actually enjoy working in small and medium sized markets where they can enjoy their jobs, their co-workers, and their children can be brought up not to be arrogant, egotistical, enabled, and self-centered.
Cohen got jobbed by Lindor’s agents – only a matter of time before he / they demand a trade (that’s the way the NBA does it – players sign huge long-term contracts then complain that they’re unhappy). NYC is not a great place to work in professional sports. Cohen will get the Steinbrenner treatment until he relents. What the Yankees did to young Luis Rojas was as absurd as what they did to Ronald Torreyes, Gleyber Torres, and Miguel Andújar…….among others. When you treat personnel as chattel they find somewhere else to work and play where they’re treated decently and allowed to flourish.
They can’t demand a trade when no one is trading FOR Lindor. If they try to Cohen should tell them the only way that’s happening is if Lindor agrees to void his contract.
Sabean Sabean Sabean.
EL OH EL!
This is a disgrace to my mets. He will be out of baseball within a year. You can’t say no to the Mets!
I hope this is a joke.
Actually, it is. This is one of many spoof accounts.
Really. The Mets can’t find anyone dumb enough to take this job. Arnold will still have a job in a year as will the 5 or 6 other people who said no to the mets.
LOL! YOU FINALLY DIDN’T FOOL ME!!!!! Brother, you have got some kills under your belt!
The Mets are a dumpster fire
Why not? Everyone else has…
Maybe a Mets fan can enlighten me: What is Sandy Alderson’s role with the team? Is he the de facto guy in charge, and will a new POBO really take a back seat to him? If so, who wants the job without the autonomy that should go with it?
Sandy Alderson’s role is to hire drunken perverts.
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Might as well go with his strength!
Well done, once again.
Idk what Alderson does…. proofread Cohen’s tweets?
Sandy wants out too, that’s why they’re looking for new people to put in charge
sandy is the team president, will only oversee business side
I’m pretty sure Alderson is a temporary in his roll. He is looking for his replacement. Maybe Metsin7 can clarify this for us if he would post here.
Yeah, that doesn’t look good.
Everything is fine.
Sabean is a joke
is winning 3 World Series a joke?
Seems like “Florida Man” is in the news a lot. I.e. “Florida man sheds clothes and jumps over the counter at Taco Bell to make his own food”.
Bloom was willing to work for the Wilpons but no one wants to work for Cohen? Weird
Perceived cheap quite owners are better than loud opinionated rich owner who wants to be involved with every baseball decision
I don’t think people don’t want to work for Cohen. The Mets are just publically announcing targets who don’t want the job. That being said, a quick Google search will tell you that Cohen is far more despicable than the Wilpons. Again, I don’t think this has anything to do with people withdrawing their names, and quite a few team owners are not paradigms of virtue. Cohen fits the bill there. Huge scumbag.
Cohen might be a scumbag and also a PIA to work for. But I bet there’s quite a line of people who are willing to put up with him for millions of dollars a year.
It’s just that the ones the Mutz want, all have jobs that already pay them millions of dollars as well.
Exactly correct. The LOLMets factor is only because the Mets are making all this public. These are unrealistic hires that should have been kept quiet. Now it will seem like the Mets are settling for someone, when in fact they aren’t. The job is definitely desirable by many, and the Mets will be fine.
I hear Ozzie Guillen is interested!
ha ha taken.
He interviewed with the Padres last week.
Pay per view press conferences!
Gee, and with Sandy Alderson’s track record of success? You would think people would be flocking to work at the feet of the master. Go figure……
Just heard Formoer gov Chris Christie is helping Cohen out on TMKS. LOL
This is getting uncomfortable. The Padres & Mets, and I’ll throw-in the Angels, it shouldn’t be this difficult.
“Brewers general manager Matt Arnold has withdrawn his name from the Mets’ search for a new president of baseball operations,…”.
Spelled with a four letter word— WIFE
Hire Sabean / Bochy ASAP!
Kick Aldersons to the Curb and Fire all Wilpon Holdovers.
So Easy why is Cohen so tone deaf?
Why does Cohen want Mets to be a Wilpon disaster circus?
Get er Done!
Bochy will not work for the Mets and Cohen.
He is balking at working for AJ Preller with the Padres.
The Mets front office and ownership is worse than the Padres
Just a reminder…
The Padres CEO – that let Bochy out of his contract in SD, so he could go to SF?
I’ll bet Alderson just wanted to “bring in his own guy” and Bud Black worked out. But it makes for interesting conversation.
Maybe Cohen should consider that Alderson was his “ticket into the ownership ring” and nothing more. Maybe Cohen should cut him loose and let Sabean — or someone else — build an organization over the next few years..
Its not Sandy making these moves. Im hearing its Chris Christie advising Cohen.
Cohen needs to figure out who is leaking this information and kick that person to the curb.
It’s probably Alderson, his son, or one of the Wilpon holdovers who all need to be gone today.
It’s not leaked they’re likely making it up
There’s people that don’t like Cohen, maybe because he’s on Twitter, or he’s a new owner that’s the wealthiest, or they know about his political affiliations
Somebody was sitting on the Porter photos for years. And probably many other executives also. They chose to destroy Porter because they were hitting Cohen
Everything is a conspiracy!
Not everything is a conspiracy. For instance, the sky is blue is not a conspiracy… or is it?
Oh, great, who let the blue sky truther in here?
Has the planet gone mad? I don’t understand how you would not want to work for the richest owner in MLB? I seek justice now-Denied !
You automatically get a +1 for the final line.
That said, there are probably some people out there that would prefer the quiet and steady work outside NY. The mid-market teams probably don’t start firing people over every losing season.
And, just as important, a lot of GMs probably take a long-term approach. Even Bloom, for all the RS success this year, still speaks in terms of building the organization. There are a lot of GMs that might see the NYMs as a rebuild, and not as a 2022 WS contender.
If it was me, and Cohen asked me, I’d tell him to blow the place up.for 1-2 years. That might not work for him.
Not to mention the Brewers have Burnes, Woodruff, Peralta, Houser and Lauer all locked long-term. Good time to be a GM in Milwaukee.
It took them 5-8 years of careful, diligent farm and roster building for the Brewers to get to that point.
Milwaukee’s #5 is an ace on 4-5 clubs and their #1 is an ace on every club. This rotation would make any GM look like a genius. Why would you not enjoy the spoils of your hard work?
Bernie Brewer might be available.
Nah, it would have to be a promotion from his current position.
Cohen rates as as an absolute mountebank.
POBO will be Sandy
Bryn Mawr GM
Mets might win 69 next year.
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“Mountebank?” How about just calling him a doooooshbag?
The Anonymous GM from Monday Night RAW doesn’t even want the gig.
This just in…
Mets have reached out via all forms of social media, asking for the anonymous GM of MNR to confirm or decline interest in the job. Word in the twittersphere is the Anon-GM is having his contract checked over by a team of legal experts to determine whether he (or she) can take on additional salary. Or, if the non-compete clause is still in effect.
Just announce Metsfan22 already
That would be comedy gold.
He might actually improve the team. He couldn’t make it worse.
Why not? At least he would accept the job.
0-for-4. Why should the Mets FO be any different than their offense? Also, 0-for-2 vs. MIL. Yeesh. Move on to a different well, Sandy. That one’s dried up.
Bobby Bonilla is already on the payroll…
Time to go all Pet Sematary on Frank Cashen.
I think sandy being there still is the biggest reason no one wants this job
They need Indeed.
Indeed they do.
You’re on a roll ham, well done.
Bill Cosby just got out of jail. He’d be a good fit.
Cos is a Philly man.
He’d fit right in with those other guys Cohen has brought in
Jello Pudding pops in the dugout for everyone!
Instead of the HR horse every time you hit one you get a pudding pop
Hire Donald Fagan already. Branch Rickey didn’t lose his number. He’ll go back to his Old School and get a bunch of talented Nineteen year olds. Serious talent from Aja will be signed. Shorter contracts by Reelin’ in the Years. Players who can reach Home at Last. Any Major Dude Will Tell You he will do the Dirty Work to make the Mets Do It Again.
Clearly, your super-fine mind has come undone.
For Love of the Game
hayzee’s response to Kortas:
“You call me a fool
You say it’s a crazy scheme
This one’s for real
I already bought the dream.”
There’s some real pretzel logic there…
How do we even know for sure Arnold was in play, or anyone the media reports on?
We will know when its officially announced by da bossman.
Matt Arnold also told Spinal Tap that he will decline the offer to be their drummer.
The media attacks Cohen for a variety of reasons. 1, he’s the wealthiest owner. 2. He gets on Twitter and says some things 3. possible political ties
*Probably* most of these stories are about making the Mets look bad, and probably Porter and Callaway were destroyed for the same reasons
If they come out with 6 stories “x executive interviewed for the job” then days later “x executive withdraws his name from consideration” it is probably bogus hit jobs on Cohen
Getting on Twitter puts a target on your back. It doesn’t seem like Cohen really cares though
He’s gonna care when no one wants to play for or run his dumpster fire of a baseball team. He’s big mad, LOLMETS!
Conspiracies everywhere! It’s big global conspiracy to smear the Mets!
Sorry. This is nonsense.
Dude you just nailed it. And the talking heads believe it.
No top names want to work for the Amazings! That front office must not be so amazing…..
Contract the Mets.
This whole thing is hilarious. Fans of other teams having their say. Meet fans whimpering about a president of baseball operations. This is a product of the media.
Theo Epstein: wants to open mlb team.
Bill Beane: Didn’t go to any other team that talked to him.
David Stearns: couldn’t even talk to the Mets.
No one knows about what happened with Scott Harris or Matt Arnold. This is hype created by the media.
If there’s a reason people don’t want the job the media should go look in the mirror. They’re already killing Saleh and Douglas. What? Saleh has had six games. They LOVED the hire now they smugly sit back and act like they actually understand.
It is going to take a couple years for Saleh to clean up that mess if Jets ownership gets out of the way.
I wonder why no one who shows any ability, talent or qualification wants this rare position available to only 30 people? Oh yeah, it’s the Mets.
All of these baseball executives have similar information regarding potential jobs. None of them want to land in a bad spot. This will be an interesting winter for the Mets. Maybe even a bizarre one.
B I N G O
A FO exec that has worked for at least 10 years to get in line for a Executive position, can blow all that work up by accepting a no-win position. Once they fail they’re tainted, and owners will look for the new hot shots instead….or….as is now being done……promote from within.
“Hello (insert name here) – the Mets have an opening in the organization, and we’d like to talk to you!”
Rumor has it that the Mets asked Incarcerated Bob ( he has previously posted as Beltran’s Niece ) if he wanted the job. He declined and stated that he opted to remain incarcerated.
What a mess. Doesn’t matter who they get now, he will be universally known as the 5th, 6th, 7th choice. Tough gig for the most thick skinned individual !
Another example of no one wanting to be associated with the Mets. They need to figure out why and fix it.
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They know, but you can’t make Cohen sell the team!
The reluctance to work for the Mets is all about Cohen. Period.
Would like to say you’re wrong, but…….
Then again, the reason the Mets organization is a disaster goes back to the fact that few people of worth wanted to work for the Wilbon’s. So there aren’t quality people in the organization to promote. I’m not sure that’s Sandy’s fault. Ultimately one works for the person that signs their paycheck.
Let’s not forget Cohen was involved in the Wilpon regime. Then there’s whatever baggage Cohen himself brings to the table, which includes an apparent lack of understanding on how to build a baseball team. Did you see today’s stuff on who some of Cohen’s advisors are during the POBO search? Not exactly baseball people. He needs to keep those two worlds separate.
Think about it. Considering the market and the owner’s wealth, candidates should be flocking to apply for this position. Why aren’t they?
Raquel Ferreira from Boston
The mets bungling everything is equally sad and funny. I’m expecting Sandy to ring me up any day, not sure if I’m interested.
New York Metropolitan dysfunction.
They are all afraid their licentious past [or present] behavior will be brought forth.
Cha Cha Cha
I keep telling you guys you ca have Mozeliak
I suggest hiring Jessica Mendoza.
a.) She couldn’t do any worse
b.) I don’t have to listen to her on MLB broadcasts
It goes to show you what a mess of a organization the Mets are. Sounds like they need to find someone to come and change the culture of the organization and to build from the bottom up. Forget about splash, they need a change and to make the Mets become a place that people want to come to.
Give me a call Cohen, I am available for 4 years at $4M each year. Its a bargain!
Does Kim Ng have a sister?
She’s passed on the opportunity to be a pirates ball girl.
Mets are going to do Mets things.
Isnt going to the Mets
Jeff Luhnow is the best qualified, most logical candidate for the Mets Pres of Baseball ops.
He paid his dues, served his suspension like Alex Cora (Red Sox) and AJ Hinch(Tigers)
Yes he is coming off a suspension, but otherwise he would not be available.
Luhnow gets back into MLB on a mission to prove himself and build a perennial contender with the Mets.
Mets get to “supervise” and hold him on a shorter leash than any other successful, experienced POB.
Get it Done!
He is, for lack of a better term, shadow banned from any GM/PoBO position. He will never work in MLB again.
Has MLB put Jeff Luhnow on its “Blacklist”?!
Red Sox 14
Bring in Dan Duquette. he has a proven record and can work for cheap owners as well.as meddling owners. I like the Luhnow recommendation as well.
Luhnow names architect of cheating scandal who is still employed by Astros.
(That person, allegedly, threw Luhnow under the bus)
Thousands of Astros emails exist.
Many emails state “Do not Tell Jeff Luhnow”.
The Houston Astros’ Cheating Scandal: Sign-Stealing, Buzzer Intrigue
Luhnow was directly tied to scandal. He knew fully about it and approved of it.
MLB couldn’t punish the players. They failed to punish the owner Crane because the owners won’t punish each other. They can punish Luhnow and do so forever since he was running the team that cheated over multiple years.
Luhnow has only made his situation worse since the suspension by his media comments. He can join John Coppolella on the never-to-return list. He’s toast.
Did you see the AJ Hinch interview HE KNEW WHAT WAS GOING ON the feild you can hear the freaking BANGING of a TRASH CAN. Also, Alex Cora, and Carlos Beltran knew what was going on on the field. They needed a scapegoat. AJ Hinch, got a Job, Alex Cora, got a job, Carlos Beltran will get a job. Why not Jeff. Also, he has the right to sue the Astro’s because that is a breach of contract. Also, many other teams where and are still stealing signs. So why hasn’t Luhnow a guy who built the Astro’s up form losing 101 games in one season. To developing, trading, and signing players not get a look.
Its jus mind boggling yet i know why. He is a Mexican and all of the GM’S with the exception of Kim Ng are white. This man has win SIX WORLD SERIES FREAKING RINGS and has done it not only with the Cards, but the Astros. Yes people might not like dealing with him because he makes the best trades for his ballclub PERIOD. Why this man is being blackballed and why no offense all of you stupid Mets fans want a Dinosaur in Brian Sabean because oh he is a big and sexy name. Is insane. I don’t want Sabean his time is done. Also, this Mets team is far away. The Braves made the WS, without Acuna, and Skorka they ant’s going anywhere. I DON’T WANT BRIAN SABEAN HE FAT*SS Chris Christie STOP TRYING TO PUT YOUR POLITCS INTO THIS SEARCH AND TELL THAT BOZO OF COHEN PICK UP THE DAMN PHONE AND HIRE JEFF LHUNOW.
Luhnow is suing the Astros for $22MM and as such he and his attorney are tossing a bunch of garbage out there. Once he decided to sue the Astros, he basically knew he had no chance of returning to MLB. He now has less than no chance.
Great background he has!!!!!!!!!!
Lol Mets. No team wants any of there front office guys to touch them with a 50 foot pole.
Nobody wants the Mets job. If you don’t win right out of the box you are history. No 3-year plan, no 5-year plan only the NOW plan.
Is there something wrong with a proven winner like Sabean?
Ultimately his payroll mismanagement, along with the fam system and the roster were garbage.
I know Mets fans think their team is being unfairly picked on, but what’s happening here indicates a significant issue.
They’ve been searching for a PoBO for the last year.
They’ve been turned down multiple times going back to last year. Not just by the big brand names, but by rising-star GMs who have refused promotions. Multiple times! This has happened to no other teams.
They were forced into taking Porter last year, who was never mentioned for GM positions because his issues were known. We didn’t know them, but the rest of baseball did. The Mets ignored the whispers.
Worse, they are leaking names on all the candidates, ensuring that whomever they pick will appear to be the 7th, 8th, 9th candidate.
Stop saying Cohen is a great businessman. He’s a hedge fund operator.
The Mets dysfunction is as bad as ever.
Mike Francesa will be their next POBO.
You heard it here first.
But if Francesa were to turn it down, there’s always Matt Klentak or Jeff Bridich.
Maybe a Mike and the Mad Dog reunion in the Mets front office? Mikey as POBO and Doggie as GM. Jerome from Manhattan could be Russo’s assistant. He’s a master at trading scrubs for superstars. The retiring Steve Somers can handle PR. He’s pretty at schmoozing S-P-O-R-T-S.
Sabean actually wants the job!
Sabean said he would consider the job. That doesn’t mean he’d accept it once all the cards are on the table. For one thing, the Mets would have to agree to Sabean’s terms. For another, Sabean would have to evaluate the pros and cons of working for this particular organization. Just a guess that it won’t happen.
Should I panick or just chill?
I like 2 chill.
You should just hire Matt Klentak or Jeff Bridich already and get it over with.
I hear David Samson’s available for that Mets gig
Who is that guy?
Good move, he looks like a wholesome lad.