Adam Wogan won’t return to the Mets front office

Posted: November 21, 2012 in News
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By Steven Inman

Mets director of major league operations Adam Wogan will not have his contract renewed after next season, Andy Martino of the Daily News reported today.

According to the report, “Wogan plans to continue in his role until the end of the year, but has been given immediate permission to speak with other teams.”

Wogan was a key member of Omar Minaya’s staff when the Mets were last in the playoffs in 2006.

“Adam did a terrific job for us over a long period of time,” Sandy Alderson said, according to the report. “This is not about Adam. This is about some restructuring in the organization.”

Wogan served as director of minor league operations under Omar Minaya starting in 2006, before being promoted to a front office position last season.

“I will have nothing but positive things to say when I leave,” Wogan told the Daily News. “It has been great…working with Sandy, and working with assistant GM John Ricco for all these years has been terrific.”

The key here is when Sandy took over with J.P. Ricciardi and Paul Depodesta they felt that the front office was too “cluttered” They had too many guys working a one man job. When they arrived in 2010 to find what it considered an overcrowded staff, and has been strategically paring it down ever since. When Alderson began, for example, Wogan shared responsibility for player development decisions with then-field coordinator Terry Collins.

This is Sandy’s front office and he should be able to shape it as he likes in an effort to make the Mets a playoff team.

Wogan’s role has been reduced dramatically since Alderson has gotten here. He had shared a role with Terry Collins until Terry was promoted to manager. Now the job is Dick Scott’s, who worked with J.P. Ricciardi in Toronto for a while. Scott’s main job has been implementing philosophies important to the new front office, like plate discipline.

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