The New York Mets are likely to clean house this offseason. Between their embarrassing slide in the standings, a coaching staff that has failed to bring a playoff berth, and numerous front office issues, it would not be a surprise for owner Steve Cohen to get rid of almost everyone. As it is, Theo Epstein has already been linked to the Mets as the person to come in and clean up the mess.
Epstein will not be the only big name linked to the organization. It is a matter of time before Billy Beane is mentioned as a possibility, as is the case whenever any high profile opening in a front office comes into being.
Billy Beane to New York Mets rumors should start any time now
There is an understandable fascination when it comes to Beane. Baseball fans have been amazed by his ability to continually turn the small market A’s into a winning franchise, leaving them to wonder what he could do with an actual payroll.
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But that just has not happened. While Beane was infamously courted by the Red Sox in 2004, he turned them down in the end. He was close to joining that organization last year, but that was due to a merger between his sports acquisition company and Red Sox ownership; he would not have been a part of their front office.
If Beane is to depart Oakland, it is not likely to be for another job in baseball. He would move on to another frontier to conquer, looking to pit his savvy against the best minds in another spot. Otherwise, there is no incentive for him to leave the only organization he has been a part of since his final year as a player in 1989.
That will not stop the rumors however. The A’s continually low budget approach leads to plenty of rumors when it comes to front office openings with their executives expected to move on to bigger and better opportunities. Instead, the A’s have had amazing continuity in that aspect, which begins with Beane.
It is seemingly inevitable that Billy Beane will be linked to the New York Mets when they clean house. He is not going anywhere for another MLB job.