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Posted: October 01, 2020, 12:34 PM Post
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Stearns is not definitely staying and has in fact been approached by the Mets.


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Stearns is not definitely staying and has in fact been approached by the Mets.


Sure, teams do their due diligence and they contact everyone, which I'm assuming is the case with Stearns.

As it stands, he's 35 years old and has already taken one of the most moribund franchises in the league to the post season 3 straight times. I could see enticement if there was a franchise inherently better positioned to win a championship than Milwaukee, where he'd be running the entire show. However, the soon to be owner of the Mets has indicated Sandy Alderson will be at the top of the organizational chart. With so few front office jobs available at the major league level, it's not the best career move to take jump organizations for an inferior position. Unless, of course, there is a strong desire to return out East that is larger than baseball.


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brewers888 said:
Stearns is not definitely staying and has in fact been approached by the Mets.


Sure, teams do their due diligence and they contact everyone, which I'm assuming is the case with Stearns.

As it stands, he's 35 years old and has already taken one of the most moribund franchises in the league to the post season 3 straight times. I could see enticement if there was a franchise inherently better positioned to win a championship than Milwaukee, where he'd be running the entire show. However, the soon to be owner of the Mets has indicated Sandy Alderson will be at the top of the organizational chart. With so few front office jobs available at the major league level, it's not the best career move to take jump organizations for an inferior position. Unless, of course, there is a strong desire to return out East that is larger than baseball.


Alderson is in a figurehead position to assure that Cohen gets approved to buy the Mets. They will be hiring someone to run baseball operations and their number one target is Stearns. Whether or not he takes the job is up to Attanasio and Stearns himself but make no mistake about it the job is his if he wants it and Brewers ownership lets him out of his contract.


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I didn't intend to bring this to the board until this thread popped up. Attanasio probably caught wind of the Mets interest and is trying to be proactive to keep Stearns happy. This is the one job that has always had the potential to interest Stearns.

We can all laugh at how inept the Mets have mostly been the last few years but Cohen has the opportunity to change that perception very quickly. If approved he will immediately be the richest owner in the sport and he intends to spend it.

This is Stearns childhood team and it just may be his dream job. With a budget that will surely be at least twice the Brewers budget and it being home its easy to see the potential appeal. I'm not saying this is a done deal by any stretch but it has the potental to happen.


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If Cohen wants to change the LOLMets perception quickly, surely he can find someone better than the podunk Milwaukee GM coming off his OMG worst offseason evah.


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The Mets hired an agent with no team management experience to be their GM. How the heck did they think this was going to go? I believe they would be in an infinitely better position had they hired the runner-up, Doug Melvin.

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I think Stearns will be very interested in the mets Job and the advance payroll.I was a bit dissapointed in most of his moves this season. We see what happens in 2021.


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Stearns for Dom Smith and Jeff McNeil?


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I won't believe anything until highheat posts it.


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Seems an odd time to promote your two highest paid baseball execs after the worst offseason in Stearns tenure and the loss of revenues incurred this year. He should be lucky to still have a job.


Sorry John, this is one of the worst hot takes in the nearly 20-year history of the message board.


Well, it is an odd time.... hard to believe this is true. But, yeah, 3 playoffs in a row kinda hard to argue against.... regardless of our record and inability to make contact....


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I won't believe anything until highheat posts it.


I only trust ElevatedCheese91.


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PeaveyFury said:
JohnBriggs12 said:
Seems an odd time to promote your two highest paid baseball execs after the worst offseason in Stearns tenure and the loss of revenues incurred this year. He should be lucky to still have a job.


Sorry John, this is one of the worst hot takes in the nearly 20-year history of the message board.


Well, it is an odd time.... hard to believe this is true. But, yeah, 3 playoffs in a row kinda hard to argue against.... regardless of our record and inability to make contact....


He got us to two in a row. He accomplished very little this year. He built the team for a 162 game schedule and 5 postseason spots. It ended up with a losing record and 4th place in the division. He didn't really earn that postseason spot, we got it on circumstances that were decided well after the team was constructed. Not trying to bag on Stearns excessively here, but our postseason spot wasn't exactly a shining accomplishment.

That being said, in the normal world it would be kinda odd if you were promoted after you worst year ever. However, Stearns still has a track record of success in recent years. Much of the young core looked really promising, some additions were nice, but obviously his FA strategy last year bombed. Handing this promotion over to him doesn't really effect the Brewers all that much one way or another. Not like we gave him a 10 year contract and gave him millions after his worst year.


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Posted: October 02, 2020, 11:39 AM Post
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As someone said above, this roster was built for a long season with redundancy in mind. I assume that, for example, Holt would have been given a longer leash in a full season, and that performances of e.g., Yelich would have evened out. It's not just Brewers, after all, who hit well below their career numbers this year. You could argue that the redundancy meant that the flops we had, and there were many, were at least somewhat mitigated.

The moves I thought were forward looking, Narvaez and Urias, proved to be the least impactful for this year, but it's not unreasonable to expect they can still bear fruit in the future. Some of the moves that seemed pointless, e.g., Gyorko or Phelps or Anderson, ended up being important ones. Heck, keeping Arcia (which not everyone wanted to do) probably kept things from totally unraveling.

Making the playoffs was a bit of a gift, but you could argue that the tinkering (Vogelbach) made a difference. He's also the GM who stuck with Burnes after a terrible year and again put together a great bullpen with scraps like Phelps, Yardley, and Topa and the emergence of Devin Williams. We also lost one of the best position players on the team to opting out; with LoCain on the team this is a better offense and the pitching probably looks better too due to better defense. There the redundancy helped as well, and though Garcia was no great shakes at the plate, his defense was important.

Bottom line, evaluating a GM based solely on this year is lunacy. Who among us would look good if evaluated on this year without considering the context?


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Normally teams would have at least a month of spring training to get in shape for the season. They had almost none of that. Just thrown in at the last minute into a half-assed short season.

Provided stuff isn't messed with, it should be more normal next year.


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Matt Arnold has interviewed to become Angels GM according the Ken Rosenthal...

In addition to many names previously reported, former Giants GM Bobby Evans and Brewers assistant GM Matt Arnold have interviewed for Angels’ GM job, sources tell The Athletic. First round, consisting of approximately 20 interviews, expected to be completed early next week.


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Matt Arnold is not the Angels choice.

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2020/11/ ... m=facebook

I would think if this was happening, Arnold would have been named our GM by now, with the offseason underway.


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Per Jon Morosi...

Mets' request on Brewers' Stearns denied

The Mets’ request to speak with Brewers president of baseball operations David Stearns about the same position in New York has been denied, sources told MLB.com.

Stearns, 35, signed a multiyear contract extension with the Brewers prior to the 2019 season that included a promotion to president of baseball operations. Clubs often decline to grant permission for team executives to interview for positions with other teams that carry the same title.

Stearns grew up in New York as a fan of the Mets and worked in their front office at the start of his career in professional baseball. Stearns was the youngest GM in the sport when he joined Milwaukee in the fall of 2015 at age 30. The Brewers have made the playoffs in each of the past three seasons, the longest such streak in franchise history.


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brewers888 said:
Stearns is not definitely staying and has in fact been approached by the Mets.


Looks like he's staying.


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