Report: Mets agree to hire Van Wagenen as GM
The hiring will become official at a Citi Field press conference some time this week after the World Series concludes.
Van Wagenen, an agent with CAA, secured the job over two other finalists in Tampa Bay Rays senior vice president of baseball operations Chaim Bloom and former Texas Rangers and Milwaukee Brewers GM Doug Melvin.
The 44-year-old Van Wagenen represented Mets players Jacob deGrom and Yoenis Cespedes, as well as other notable big leaguers including Ryan Zimmerman and Robinson Cano. He's expected to pass off his clients to new representation at CAA to avoid conflicts of interest, according to MLB Network's Jon Morosi.
Upon learning of Van Wagenen's potential hiring by the Mets, the Players' Union and agent Scott Boras expressed their concern with the appointment.