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Report: David Stearns could be a candidate for the Mets GM Opening

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Could the Brewers’ GM be eyeing a return to his hometown?

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There were certainly a number of rumors Milwaukee Brewers fans expected heading into July this year. Trades for offensive help, acquiring new pitchers, sending out prospects and more, that truly caught few people off guard. I don’t think anyone expected a rumor that the Crew could lose their top executive.

Jon Heyman reports that David Stearns could be a candidate to fill the vacant New York Mets GM spot. The role opened after GM Sandy Alderson took a leave of absence to deal with a cancer diagnosis.

Connecting Stearns to New York is somewhat easy. He is a New York native and grew up a Mets fan. It’s hard to imagine that he would be willing to leave a team on the cusp of a playoff berth and one he has heavily designed to win for a team like the Mets, that’s marred with problems and will likely be heading into a rebuild soon.

Although there’s some risk of Stearns leaving, it’s very unlikely. We do not know the length of his current contract, but GMs are generally locked up for years when signed. It’s doubtful Mark Attanasio would let the crafty Harvard grad get away.