Billy Beane reportedly unlikely to take Mets job
Billy Beane appears unlikely to leave Oakland. Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Mets appear to have missed out on all their top targets for their team president opening.

Jon Heyman of MLB Network first reported Friday that the Mets were receiving “no encouraging signs” from Oakland’s Billy Beane about taking on the role of Mets president. That came alongside news that Milwaukee Brewers GM David Stearns was also unlikely.

SNY’s Andy Martino reported Saturday that Beane had told industry friends he was “intrigued” by the Mets job, but simply appears unlikely to leave Oakland. There had been lingering questions about whether Beane is interested in uprooting his family or running a team on a day-to-day level again.

The Mets seemed to have a three-man shortlist for the position, but it now appears all three are out. It now looks likely that they will have to target a younger, less experienced front-office figure, perhaps an assistant GM on another team.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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