The Boston Red Sox moved on from their president of baseball operations, Dave Dombrowski, last month. As their search for a replacement continues, one Mets front office member had his name thrown into the discussion.
The Boston Globe reports that Mets vice president Allard Baird will get a "long look" from the Red Sox in regard to the vacant role. Baird is also listed as the Mets' assistant general manager of scouting and player development.
Baird is a relatively new member of the Mets' front office as he was brought on by general manager Brodie Van Wagenen last offseason.
The report states Baird, 57, is under consideration because of his strong connections to the Red Sox organization and team ownership. From 2006 to 2018, Baird worked with the Red Sox before jumping ship to the Mets.
Baird told SNY in December that Van Wagenen's vision for the future of the Mets convinced him to leave Boston for Queens.
"He's creative, he's aggressive, wherever we're at as an organization, he wants to be further along," Baird said.
"It really came down to his leadership and vision, and I'm sold on it," Baird added. "That's the reason I'm here and I'm excited about it."
With the Rex Sox, Baird was most recently their senior VP of player personnel. He was also the Royals' GM for six seasons.
Baird declined SNY's attempt for comment on the Globe's report.