Andy Martino, SNY.tv | Twitter |
As the Mets continue to speak with people about replacing Sandy Alderson as head of baseball operations -- some in person this week in New York, and some less formally -- multiple major league sources said that Cleveland GM Mike Chernoff is among the candidates.
Chernoff, 37, has worked in Cleveland with former team president, and current Toronto Blue Jays president, Mark Shapiro, and current Indians president Chris Antonetti. Both are close with Omar Minaya. Chernoff is the son of Mark Chernoff, VP of programming for WFAN.
This first round of "interviews" has taken many forms, from sit-downs in New York to informal telephone conversations. Mets brass has been very active in pursuing conversations with many people in the game, soliciting thoughts about their direction.
The Mets have also spoken to Tampa Bay GM Chaim Bloom, Cardinals exec Gary LaRocque, former Brewers GM Doug Melvin, and MLB exec Kim Ng. Bloom, who met with Mets brass Wednesday, has previously interviewed for the top job in Milwaukee and Philadelphia, and declined the chance to interview in Arizona.
The team have also considered prominent agents Brodie Van Wagenen and Casey Close, and there is no indication that they've moved on from an outside-the-box idea like that.