The Mets have officially named Brodie Van Wagenen as their next general manager.
"I'm beyond excited and motivated to take on this new challenge. ... I look forward to beginning the progress of getting the Mets to contend for a championship year after year," Van Wagenen said in a statement.
Van Wagenen, 44, had his second round interview last Monday with Fred and Jeff Wilpon (among others) and spent the weekend working out the details of his deal with the Mets, as SNY reported.
"Brodie is an extremely knowledgeable, creative, progressive and collaborative leader, who I'm confident will lead us toward sustainable success," Mets COO Jeff Wilpon said in a press release. "I'm very excited for our fans to hear and see the direction Brodie outlined for us."
He was given the nod over Rays SVP of baseball operations Chaim Bloom, who interviewed with Mets ownership a second time on Wednesday.
The Mets also seriously considered former Brewers and Rangers GM Doug Melvin for the job before ultimately narrowing their search to Van Wagenen and Bloom.
The most unconventional candidate was Van Wagenen, whose work as an agent at CAA had some questioning whether there was a conflict of interest.
Van Wagenen officially takes over for the trio of J.P. Ricciardi, John Ricco and Omar Minaya, who had worked together on an interim basis after Sandy Alderson stepped down in June when he announced his cancer returned.