Toronto Blue Jays Among Others Say No to New York Mets Request

The New York Mets were looking for some new leadership but the Toronto Blue Jays stopped them dead in their tracks. The Mets asked the Jays for permission to speak with team president Mark Shapiro about their vacant president of baseball operations position, and that was quick and firmly denied.

It's certainly weird timing by the Mets considering the Blue Jays just signed Shapiro to an extension this season and have given him the keys to make major upgrades to the roster this season. That includes spending money even though the pandemic has taken a toll on the team's revenue.

The Mets then turned to the St Louis Cardinals and tried to get permission to speak to general manager Mike Girsch, but that was also quickly denied. Not only did the Cardinals GM say thanks but no thanks, so to did Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Dodgers executives.

Those folks can be added to a long list of high profile names that continue to shy away from the Mets. It's obvious the job is going to be hard to fill with a serious talent and the team is currently sitting empty handed in their search. 

The Mets are trying to find a new president of baseball operations, meanwhile current GM, Zack Scott is on administrative leave for being arrested for drunk driving. 

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