BaseballThe Brodie Van Wagenen Era for the Mets set to begin Tuesday afternoon What will be said during Van Wagenen’s first legitimate major league press conference? by Daniel Yanofsky October 30, 2018 Ready or not, here comes Brodie.The Mets will be going from negotiating deals with Brodie Van Wagenen to putting him in charge of all things baseball. A press conference is scheduled for today (Tuesday, Oct. 30) afternoon to announce the signing of the newest GM of the Mets. Mets COO Jeff Wilpon had the following to say about the newest addition to the team:“Brodie is an extremely knowledgeable, creative, progressive and collaborative leader, who I’m confident will lead us toward sustainable success. I’m very excited for our fans to hear and see the direction Brodie outlined for us.”While his knowledge in baseball comes down to representing several MLB players, including members of the Mets’ roster, Van Wagenen’s savvy business skills caught the eye of Mets brass. CEO and Chairman of the Board Fred Wilpon added on to Jeff’s comments, stating:“Brodie showed us he is a progressive thinker, who is prepared for this role and has great baseball acumen. Jeff brought forward an array of candidates and we all agreed that Brodie’s high character, blend of analytics, scouting and development ideas illustrate why he will be successful in this role.”When it came to Sandy Alderson’s replacement, Van Wagenen was the Wilpon’s guy all along. His methodical approach to dealing with MLB brass, especially as an agent, enticed them enough to make him the lead candidate.What can Mets fan expect from this new era? Numbers will definitely be valuable, including money. While the Wilpon’s have been less than willing to break the bank in recent years, having Van Wagenen aboard might change all of that. It is not uncommon for agents to take on a high-profile role in baseball. It has worked out in Golden State with Bob Myers of the Wasserman Media Group. In the MLB, Dave Stewart and Jeff Moorad come to mind. Baseball is a different animal than anywhere else, and for the latter two names, it hasn’t been all sunshine and rainbows.How will Van Wagenen answer questions from a brass of media that is always to the point? Will he surprise us all by having a distinct plan right from the get-go and stick to it? Jumping into the unknown, all eyes will be on the Mets once again and their new GM.You can watch the press conference, which starts at 2:30 p.m. ET, exclusively on MLB.com and mets.com. Post Views: 937The 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 WagenenFeatureMLBNew 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 Women in Sports: NHL Network Host, Jackie Redmond by Nicholas Durst | posted on March 4, 2019 MetLife Stadium to host Army-Navy Game in 2021 by Kelly Lynn | posted on August 23, 2017More 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... What Will Yankees’ Plan of Action Be This Offseason? What Will the Yankees do with Brett Gardner Next Season?