The New York Mets will have an entirely new baseball operations team.
On Friday, around two hours after Steve Cohen officially completed his purchase of the Mets, the club announced general manager Brodie Van Wagenen and multiple others are leaving the organization.
In addition to Van Wagenen’s exit, Omar Minaya (special assistant to the GM), Allard Baird (assistant GM, scouting and player development), Adam Guttridge (assistant GM, systematic development) and Jared Banner (farm director) are out as well.
Sandy Alderson, the new team president, will be building his baseball operations team from scratch.
“I want to thank Brodie, Allard, Adam and Jared for their contributions over the last two years,” Alderson said in a statement. “I especially want to thank Omar for his long and distinguished service to the Mets in many important capacities.”