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Jon Daniels on Mets’ GM possibility: “My mom is loving this”

Oct 15, 2010, 11:08 AM EDT

DANIELS

That whole Mets-Jon Daniels thing? Not dead yet. At least not in the eyes of the New York media.

According to Bill Madden and Andy Martino of the New York Daily News, though the Mets haven’t asked permission to speak with Daniels, “executives following their search” say they might once the Rangers’ postseason run is over.

With his team preparing to take on the Yankees in the ALCS, Daniels dodged many questions when asked by various New York media outlets Thursday, but seems to be taking the speculation in stride.

“It’s not appropriate for me to comment on this during the playoffs,” Daniels said at first. When pressed further about the Mets, he added a more lighthearted comment, “My mom is loving this.”

Daniels is a native New Yorker and his mother still lives in Bayside, Queens. He also grew up a Mets fan, so the questions are inevitable and probably warranted. It doesn’t make him a realistic candidate for the job, though. Daniels has a team on the brink of the World Series, new ownership, a massive television deal and one of the best farm systems in the sport. Pretty hard to walk away from, even if it would make mom happy.

  1. richardinbigd - Oct 15, 2010 at 11:18 AM

    Chuck Greenberg, when asked about Daniels’ future with the Rangers, replied simply, “Jon isn’t going anywhere.”. In most cases when ownership lays out like that, opening the door for a raid of the coffers, the guy in question stays put, and gets really, really rich. Which, given what he’s accomplished with literally NO money, Daniels deserves.

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