Former Mets pitcher Chris Young emerges as GM candidate

Former Mets pitcher Chris Young emerges as GM candidate

Sandy Alderson’s search for a general manager includes a former Mets pitcher.

Chris Young, who has spent the past three seasons working for MLB as a VP of on-field operations, has interviewed with Alderson for the Mets’ vacancy, according to industry sources.

Young, a Princeton graduate, pitched for the Mets in 2011-12, during Alderson’s tenure as GM. The right-hander also pitched for the Padres when Alderson was San Diego’s team president.

Earlier this week, Alderson indicated he has interviewed about six candidates for the GM vacancy. Alderson, the Mets president, plans to oversee the front office after recently scrapping his search for a president of baseball operations.

Chris Young is interviewing to be the next Mets GM
Chris YoungCharles Wenzelberg/New York Post

That search was abandoned in part because Alderson had difficulty receiving permission to speak with top potential candidates. The only known person to interview for the position was former Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill.

The GM hire will collaborate with Alderson on baseball decisions.