Billy Owens among candidates Mets considering for GM job
Billy Owens, a longtime A’s executive who worked with Sandy Alderson the two prior years, is believed to be in the mix for the Mets’ general manager opening.
While it’s not clear whether Owens, 49, has formally interviewed for the job, the Mets have held internal discussions about his candidacy, according to an industry source.
Owens, who played minor league ball for seven years after the Orioles selected him in the third round of the 1992 amateur draft, has spent 22 years in the A’s organization and became assistant general manager/director of player personnel in 2016. He is highly regarded throughout the industry for having a keen scouting eye — he pushed Oakland to commit $36 million to a Cuban free agent named Yoenis Cespedes in 2012 — as well as strong people skills.
Alderson, the Mets president, has played his search for a GM (a shift in gears after the Mets couldn’t find a more experienced official to become president of baseball operations) very close to the vest.
Source : Ken Davidoff Link