The New York Mets are a Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise based in Queens, in New York City. They play in the National League East division. In the team's history (1962–), the Mets have employed 12 general managers (GMs).[1] The GM controls player transactions, hiring and firing of the coaching staff, and negotiates with players and agents regarding contracts.[2] The longest-tenured GM is Frank Cashen, who held the position for 11 years (1980–1990).[1] The Mets owner is Steve Cohen.

Table key

or
Elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum (‡ denotes induction as manager)[3]
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Member of the New York Mets Hall of Fame[4]

Owners

Historical majority shareholders

Current ownership

As of October 30, 2020, Steve Cohen is the owner of the Mets, with a 100% majority share with the team. [5]

General managers

Sandy Alderson, general manager of the Mets from 2011 to 2018
Sandy Alderson, general manager of the Mets from 2011 to 2018
#[a] Name Seasons Ref
1 George Weiss‡§ 1962–1966 [1]
2 Bing Devine 1967 [1]
3 Johnny Murphy§ 1968–1969 [1]
4 Bob Scheffing 1970–1974 [1]
5 Joe McDonald 1975–1979 [1]
6 Frank Cashen§ 1980– 1991 [1]
7 Al Harazin 1992– 1993 [1]
8 Joe McIlvaine 1994–1997 [1]
9 Steve Phillips 1997 [1]
Frank Cashen (interim) 1998 [1]
10 Steve Phillips 1998–2003 [1]
11 Jim Duquette 2004 [1]
12 Omar Minaya 2005–2010 [1]
John Ricco (interim) 2010 [1]
13 Sandy Alderson 2010–2018 [1]
John Ricco (interim, as part of triumvirate) 2018 [1]
Omar Minaya (interim, as part of triumvirate) 2018 [1]
J. P. Ricciardi (interim, as part of triumvirate) 2018 [1]
14 Brodie Van Wagenen 2018–2020 [1]
15 Jared Porter 2020–2021 [6]
Zack Scott (interim) 2021 [7]
Sandy Alderson (interim) 2021
16 Billy Eppler 2021-2022

Other executives[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  • a #: A running total of the number of Mets' GMs. Thus, any GM who has two or more separate terms is only counted once.
  • Assistant GM John Ricco served as interim GM following the dismissal of Minaya on October 4, 2010. He returned to Asst. GM on October 29, when Alderson was hired.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "Executive Database". Baseball America. Retrieved June 28, 2009.
  2. ^ Schwarz, Alan (December 21, 2005). "2005 General Manager Roundtable". Baseball America. Retrieved June 28, 2009.
  3. ^ "Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 7, 2009.
  4. ^ "Mets Hall of Fame". New York Mets. Retrieved September 7, 2009.
  5. ^ "Steve Cohen completes $2.4 billion purchase of New York Mets". ESPN.com. November 6, 2020. Retrieved November 6, 2020.
  6. ^ "New York Mets GM Jared Porter fired for sending explicit texts, images to reporter". ESPN. January 19, 2021. Retrieved January 19, 2021.
  7. ^ "Mets name Zack Scott acting GM". January 27, 2021. Retrieved January 27, 2021.