BaseballIn a twist, Brodie Van Wagenen expected be named the next Mets GM The Mets have chosen someone with no experience in baseball to be their GM. Was it a wise move? by Daniel Yanofsky October 28, 2018 Over the past few seasons, baseball has transformed into an analytics game. Several general managers praise the philosophy, using numbers in order to calculate a teams success. Others have used an old-school approach, using what they know to put things into perspective. In their search for a GM, the Mets have found someone that fits neither of those distinctions.It is being reported that the Mets will name agent Brodie Van Wagenen as their next general manager. The announcement is expected to be official after the World Series.Confirmed: The Mets have agreed to terms with Brodie Van Wagenen to become their next general manager. The t's are crossed and the i's are dotted.It will become official at a Citi Field press conference this week, as soon as the World Series ends.— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) October 28, 2018Surprisingly, the Mets favored Van Wagenen over young analytics guru Chaim Bloom, who has spent over 14 seasons with the Rays. The former has no true major league experience, minus the fact that he is the agent of several players on the Mets. Among those on the team, Brodie represents Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Brandon Nimmo and Todd Frazier. Other players in MLB that he works with include Robinson Cano and Ryan Zimmerman.Of course, Van Wagenen will have to cut ties with CAA, even while he has been negotiating a deal with deGrom and the Mets for years. Some still consider everything about the move a conflict of interest, even current agents.It appears the Mets wanted Van Wagenen all along, although they weren’t really given much of a choice. Several potential candidates rejected interviews with the Mets based off of the environment. It was known that the Wilpon’s and Sandy Alderson did not have the best of relationships. Sandy left the role earlier this year due to medical reasons.The hiring has its positives and negatives. For one, as an agent, Brodie Van Wagenen has been known to negotiate deals for his clients, getting the numbers in place to make moves he found fair. While doing so, however, he was known for holding up medical records. While the role as GM is almost like a game of chess, Van Wagenen is inexperienced when talking about the inner workings of the baseball world. Some in the baseball community have pointed this out.Outside of baseball, the Golden State Warriors have thrived with an agent as a GM. How the 44-year-old will be able to handle baseball’s toughest role is unknown. What is known is that this move is a polarizing any way you look at it. Post Views: 1,095The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest PostsDaniel YanofskyBaseball Editor, Misc. Sports Editor. Covers all things combat sports (MMA, Pro Wrestling and Boxing). When he's not writing, Daniel hosts a podcast, The Main Event.Latest posts by Daniel Yanofsky (see all) Mets hire Luis Rojas to replace Carlos Beltran as manager - January 23, 2020 An Outsider’s 2020 Hall of Fame Ballot - January 21, 2020 A Wild Yo Sighting: Yoenis Cespedes participates in running, fielding and hitting drills - January 21, 2020 Following Conor McGregor’s win at UFC 246, is “The King” truly back? - January 20, 2020 Related TopicsBaseballBrodie Van WagenenMLBNew York Mets 1 Comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Newsletter SubscriptionCan't Miss Posts! UFC Long Island: Ticket & Fight Card Info by Kristine Haugsjaa | posted on May 31, 2017 Women in Sports: Ariel Epstein, On-Air Host at SportsGrid (VIDEO) by Anthony Paradiso | posted on March 12, 2021 The Story of the NHL’s First Armenian, Zach Bogosian and His Biggest Fan by Anthony Paradiso | posted on September 12, 2020 MetLife Stadium to host Army-Navy Game in 2021 by Kelly Lynn | posted on August 23, 2017 Women in Sports: NHL Network Host, Jackie Redmond by Nicholas Durst | posted on March 4, 2019More in Baseball You Know I’m Right, Episode 112: New York Jets’ Insider Brian Costello (Audio/Video)On the 112th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 109: The Athletic’s Marc Carig (Audio/Video)On the 109th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 108: WFAN’s Sweeny Murti (Audio/Video)On the 108th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 107: New York Post’s Columnist Mike Vaccaro (Audio/Video)On the 107th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... The long road to recovery begins for Yoenis Cespedes after second heel surgery What Will Yankees’ Plan of Action Be This Offseason?