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Mets part ways with Van Wagenen, others

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 24: New York Mets General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen gets set to introduce new manager Luis Rojas to the media at Citi Field on January 24, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

NEW YORK — Hours after Steve Cohen finalized his deal to purchase the Mets, the team parted ways with general manager Brodie Van Wagenen amid a flurry of significant front office moves.

The Mets announced that Van Wagenen is leaving the organization, along with executives Omar Minaya, Allard Baird, Adam Guttridge and Jared Banner.

Cohen had previously announced that Sandy Alderson would take over as team president, filling the role of longtime owner Jeff Wilpon. Alderson “has begun the process of building a new Baseball leadership group,” according to a team statement. That will include the hiring of a new GM.

“I want to thank Brodie, Allard, Adam and Jared for their contributions over the last two years,” Alderson said. “I especially want to thank Omar for his long and distinguished service to the Mets in many important capacities.”

Van Wagenen did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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