The Mets have struck out for a second straight offseason in their quest to find someone to lead the team’s baseball operations. So it appears they will go the route they went last year — hire just a GM (because it went so well last time). Well, at this point, they just shouldn’t bother.
The Cohen/Alderson braintrust is out there begging someone, anyone, to take the job. If a man or woman does accept, he or she will likely be someone who is inexperienced. Which means Sandy Alderson will be running the show yet again. So why put on a charade of having a GM? Just let Alderson make his usual terrible decisions and his son and the other assistant GM can do the paperwork.
The other issue is that if reports are true that the Mets are waiting to hire David Stearns next offseason, this new GM will almost certainly just be a placeholder because Stearns would want to bring in his own person (the same goes for manager). So who would take the job under those possible conditions, knowing they would probably be looking for work a year from now?
The Mets truly are a mess. And guess whose fault it is?