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Billy Beane on field smiling wearing sunglasses with A's jacket on in September 2021

Billy Beane on field smiling wearing sunglasses with A’s jacket on in September 2021

Here is the latest on the Mets‘ search for a new head of baseball operations…

Oct. 4, 4:49 p.m.

Oakland Athletics EVP Billy Beane was asked on Monday about reports linking him to the Mets.

“There’s no need to really respond to those,” Beane said during a Zoom with reporters. “I’d be here all day I think.”

Added Beane:

“This has happened through my career. It’s a credit to the organization. It’s all speculation. For me to worry about this and lend credibility to it, it’s all just press reports.”

Asked specifically whether the Mets had asked permission to speak with the A’s about him, Beane said he “wouldn’t even know.”

SNY’s Andy Martino has reported that Beane, Milwaukee Brewers president of baseball operations David Stearns, and former Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs executive Theo Epstein are among the candidates on what will be a small list of those considered for the Mets’ top baseball job.

Oct. 2, 9:04 p.m.

The Mets will “soon” contact Theo Epstein about the job and plan to request to interview Billy Beane and David Stearns, reports Jon Heyman of MLB Network.

Epstein has been working in the MLB Commissioner’s Office this season after stepping down as the Cubs’ president of baseball operations last November.

SNY’s Andy Martino recently reported that Epstein’s baseball credentials “would certainly intrigue” Steve Cohen.

Sept. 21, 4:09 p.m.

Billy Beane is a top target, reports SNY’s Andy Martino, who says Beane is appealing to Mets president Sandy Alderson because of their long history together and intriguing to Steve Cohen because of his “reputation as a disrupter and innovator.”

Per Martino, the Mets are not yet sure if they will be able to obtain permission to interview Brewers president of baseball operations David Stearns, though they almost certainly will seek it.

As far as Theo Epstein, Martino reports that he could “become more central” to the Mets’ search if they are unable to secure permission to speak with others.

Source: Yahoo Sports

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