Major League Baseball’s Divisional Playoffs are currently under way — along with the accompanying wagering on New York betting apps — with two teams from the National League East Division battling it out to advance to the NL Championship Series. The New York Mets are not one of those teams.
The Mets (75-87, .463) finished in fourth place in the NL East behind division champ Atlanta and two Wild-Card teams (Philadelphia and Florida). Immediately the Mets went into off-season reorganization with a slew of moves — letting go of manager Buck Showalter, naming former Milwaukee Brewers consultant/general manager/president of baseball operations David Stearns to president of baseball operations and announcing the resignation of general manager Billy Eppler. Following Eppler’s resignation, EmpireStakes has compiled odds on who the Mets’ next GM might be and below are the probable successors:
Next Mets GM Odds
Former Astros GM Tops List
Former Houston Astros GM James Click (+275) heads the list with a 26.7% chance of landing one of the league’s top front-office positions. Tampa Bay Rays Vice President of Baseball Operations Carlos Rodriguez is second on the list with an 18.2% chance. Atlanta Braves Assistant GM Ben Sestanovich (+600) rounds out the top three with a 14.3% chance.
As Houston’s GM, Click made several moves to help bolster a World Series team into a World Series champion. This year’s Astros are currently +500 to repeat at BetMGM New York.
Others under consideration: Brewers GM Matt Arnold (+710, 12.3%) and Raquel Ferreira (+850, 10.5%), Red Sox Assistant GM. Candidates not listed (-105, 51.2%). The 38-year-old Stearns, who signed a five-year contract, needs to make an important decision that will change the direction of the Mets — hopefully leading to the success he had in Milwaukee. Under Stearns’ direction, the Brewers went to the postseason four straight years (2018-21) and made it to a Game 7 appearance in the 2018 NLCS. Another important factor: MLB’s General Managers meetings are slated for Nov. 7-9 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Will the Mets be represented? We soon shall see.