Tony LaCava, Bobby Heck Join List of Mets GM Candidates

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that there are two names, in addition to Ben Cherington, that the team is considering to take over as the GM for the 2019 season.

One of them is Blue Jays assistant GM Tony LaCava, who has been with the organization since 2002. He notably worked as an assistant to the GM with J.P. Ricciardi when he started his tenure with the club.

The other name mentioned by Cafardo was Bobby Heck, who is a special assistant for the Tampa Bay Rays. Before being hired by Tampa Bay in the 2015 offseason, he was the Houston Astros head scout who helped draft the likes of Carlos Correa, Dallas Keuchel, and George Springer.

Currently, the Mets are employing a three-headed GM monster that features John Ricco as the spokesman with Omar Minaya and Ricciardi working by his side as equals.

It was reported a couple of days ago that the team is likely to pick a GM that is more traditional and less of an analytics user, as ownership believes they focused too much on the latter in recent years under Sandy Alderson.

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