Rumors are swirling around the New York Mets and Milwaukee Brewers. A deal for a starting pitcher is rumored, but so is Brewers GM David Stearns heading to the Mets.
The New York Mets have a vacancy at General Manager since Sandy Alderson took a leave of absence due to his cancer diagnosis. Could Current Milwaukee Brewers General Manager David Stearns return to his native New York this off season? Jon Heyman has Stearns listed as a possible candidate to take over the open Mets job.
Why would Stearns want to leave?
He’d get to return home, make a ton of money, run a franchise in major market, and possibly get opportunities outside of baseball. Supposedly, Stearns grew up a Mets fan. Who wouldn’t want to run the team they grew up with?
Stearns would inherit a team that has a deep pitching rotation, and a Minor League system that isn’t terrible. He could either tear down the roster, and build from within, or build around his current pitching staff.
Would Stearns actually leave?
Before seeing the ‘rebuild’ all the way through? It’s really unlikely, but there are a few reasons for concern.
Since his contract status isn’t public, it’s hard to know if Stearns could really leave. He signed with the team on September 21, 2015 as the youngest GM in league history. GMs typically sign multi-year deals, but it’s unknown how long his deal runs.
Milwaukee Brewers owner Mark Attanasio didn’t build a net worth of over $200 million by being an idiot. He has to know that Stearns’ star is rapidly rising, and needs to keep him in the fold to build the Brewers into a perennial winner. Stearns has already proven himself as a capable GM and should do well when awards are handed out. Unless Stearns is a free agent, which is unlikely, he isn’t going anywhere. Stearns will