METS NAME BRODIE VAN WAGENEN GENERAL MANAGER
FLUSHING, N.Y., October 29, 2018 – The New York Mets announced today that the club has named Brodie Van Wagenen the club’s 13th General Manager in franchise history. He will be introduced at a press conference tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. at Citi Field.
Van Wagenen, 44, co-founded the baseball division of CAA Sports in 2006 where he served as the co-head of CAA Baseball. In 2017, he was just one of three agents named on USA Today’s Top 100 “Most Powerful People in MLB.”
“Brodie is an extremely knowledgeable, creative, progressive and collaborative leader, who I’m confident will lead us toward sustainable success,” Mets COO Jeff Wilpon said. “I’m very excited for our fans to hear and see the direction Brodie outlined for us.”
“Brodie showed us he is a progressive thinker, who is prepared for this role and has great baseball acumen,” Mets Chairman of the Board & CEO Fred Wilpon said. “Jeff brought forward an array of candidates and we all agreed that Brodie’s high character, blend of analytics, scouting and development ideas illustrate why he will be successful in this role.”
Van Wagenen worked for IMG as an agent from 2001 until joining CAA. He began his professional career with Athlete Direct, a tech startup company that provided online business sites for athletes. Van Wagenen attended Stanford University on a baseball scholarship as an outfielder. He played for the Cardinal in 1993 and 1994 where he was teammates with current Astros manager A.J. Hinch.
“I’m beyond excited and motivated to take on this new challenge,” Van Wagenen said. “I want to thank Fred and Jeff for believing in my vision and abilities. I look forward to beginning the progress of getting the Mets to contend for a championship year after year.”
Van Wagnen, a native of California and his wife, Molly, have three children and reside in Connecticut. Molly was the captain of Stanford’s women’s swimming and diving team from 1992-1995 and her stepfather was the late astronaut Neil Armstrong.
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