Geez, I hope not:
The Mets have a three-headed ownership group, with also Wilpon’s son Jeff, the club’s COO, and his brother-in-law Saul Katz, but the elder Wilpon seems to make many of the key calls; he picked Sandy Alderson eight years ago for the job. The younger Wilpon has been soliciting advisers for “outside the box” candidates, and they have considered agents, TV people and others, and according to a source have reached out to at least one prominent agent, Casey Close, though he would seem to be a major long shot based on the assumption he’d have to take a major pay cut while enduring much more job uncertainty (and perhaps stress). Close did not return a message. Andy Martino of SNY first mentioned Close as a person of interest.
GM roles require a lot of knowledge on MLB rules, roster changes, minor leagues, team finances, contracts, etc. Yeah, a veteran agent will have some experience at some of that, but I’d much rather have a guy who’s already working himself up the ladder to be a GM one day (i.e. an Assistant GM) if I’m going to hire a novice.