Jon Heyman of FanCred Sports weighed in on the New York Mets search for a new general manager, listing former Los Angeles Dodgers assistant GM and current MLB executive Kim Ng as a possible option for the organization.
Ng, 49, was named assistant GM of the Yankees in 1998, moved on to the Dodgers as vice president and assistant GM, and left the organization in 2011 to become senior vice president of baseball operations for MLB, reporting directly to former Mets player/manager and Hall of Fame Yankees skipper Joe Torre.
Heyman also notes that the Mets have “10-12 serious candidates” in mind, but won’t yet make any of those names public, “suggesting it’s still too early to do so”.
Earlier Tuesday, a more detailed list of possible replacements for the current three-legged regime of assistant GM John Ricco and special assistants Omar Minaya and J.P. Ricciardi. Longtime Mets GM Sandy Alderson stepped down midseason due to a recurrence of cancer.
As was reported, the Mets have supposedly begun to show interest in a number of candidates, ranging from the old-school, scouting-based variety to the analytics-based “new breed” of front office executives.
Blue Jays team president Mark Shapiro and assistant GM Tony LaCava, Royals assistant GM J.J. Piccolo, Astros assistant GM Mike Elias, MLB agent Casey Close, Braves assistant GM Perry Minasian, as well as Jays VP of baseball operations Ben Cherington and Cardinals executive and former Mets director of scouting Gary LaRocque have all been linked to the team.