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Mets owner Fred Wilpon began the process Monday of interviewing finalists for the Mets' head of baseball operations job by speaking with agent Brodie Van Wagenen.
Wilpon, along with his son and COO Jeff Wilpon and a few other Mets executives, spoke to Van Wagenen about the position. Van Wagenen and his group at CAA represents prominent Mets Jacob deGrom, Yoenis Cespedes, Noah Syndergaard, Todd Frazier and Tim Tebow.
Interviews with Doug Melvin, Chaim Bloom and an unidentified candidate should occur later this week.
"I have regular dialogue with all 30 teams," Van Wagenen said in a statement. "These conversations share a central theme; how can I help make the team better?"
"In my role as an agent, my solution is to create opportunities for players to be successful both on and off the field. By creating partnerships between players and teams, the interests of all parties can be aligned. If the players are able to reach their peak potential, the fans will be rewarded with a competitive team that can contend for championships year in and year out. The Clubs benefit with compelling, sustainable and profitable entertainment franchises; and the players are rewarded with a platform to realize their childhood dreams while receiving compensation consistent with their tremendous talents."
"My conversations with the Mets continue to be organic. I believe baseball is better when the Mets are competitive and successful. That success is better for the fans, players, and the economy of the sport. As Jeff and Fred continue their search for a new head of baseball operations, the players, fans and entire organization will be motivated to have a leader with the skills and commitment to win. If the Wilpon's believe I am that person, we will have that conversation."