Mets may hire Jacob deGrom’s agent to be new GM

The Mets have an unlikely contender for general manager.The team isconsidering Jacob deGrom’s agent, Brodie Van Wagenen, as one of their finalists for the vacant GM job.In an even more bizarre move,Van Wagenen confirmed heinterviewed for the role in a statement released by the team’s public relations department on Monday.The statement, via the New York Daily News,read:I have regular dialogue with all 30 teams. These conversations share a central theme; how can I help make the team better?In my role as an agent, my solution is to create opportunities for players to be succe sful both on and off the field. By creating partnerships between players and teams, the interests of all parties can be aligned. If the players are able to reach their peak potential, the fans will be rewarded with a competitive team that can contend for championships year in and year out. The Clubs benefit with compelling, sustainable and profitable entertainment franchises; and the players are rewarded with a platform to realize their childhood dreams while receiving compensation consistent with their tremendous talents.My conversations with the Mets continue to be organic. I believe baseball is better when the Mets are competitive and succe sful. That succe s is better for the fans, players, and the economy of the sport. As Jeff and Fred continue their search for a new head of baseball operations, the players, fans and entire organization will be motivated to have a leader with the skills and commitment to win. If the Wilpon’s (sic) believe I am that person, we will have that conversation.Van Wagenen, 44,is the co-head of baseball at CAA and also representsYoenis Cespedes, Noah Syndergaard, Robert Gsellman, Jason Vargas,Todd Frazier andTim Tebow.According to,the most likely candidates to fill the position includeVan Wagenen, Doug Melvin andChaim Bloom.