Paul DePodesta leaves Mets for job in the NFL

“Paul completely reorganized the Mets; scouting and player-development functions and had an extraordinary impact in both areas, but he was also very directly involved in our trade and free-agent acquisitions,” Mets GM Sandy Alderson said. “His commitment to excellence and his passion for innovation will be missed by the Mets and all of baseball. I wish him well with the Browns.”

Although his success has been achieved in professional baseball, DePodesta has wanted opportunities in the NFL.

“Cleveland and football have always held a special place in my heart,” DePodesta said. “It was 20 years ago this month, after pursing my first love of football and looking at every possible job in the NFL, that I got the biggest break I could imagine — a job offer from the American League champion Cleveland Indians. As excited as I was then, I am even more excited now to return to Cleveland and to try to help the Browns.”



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6 comments for “Paul DePodesta leaves Mets for job in the NFL

  1. TexasGusCC
    January 5, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    Happy for Paul, he did a great job and always seemed very knowledgeable and up-to-date with regard to every player. Best of luck Paul, you will need it to help all my friends in Cleveland. Great people there.

  2. JIMO
    January 5, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    oh…..interesting…..lets put his salary toward an everyday OF.

  3. DED
    January 5, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    The Mike and Mike program on ESPN had a long bit on exactly how fouled up the Browns organization is likely to be going forward. Besides an awful record for going through front office personnel and coaches, they now have added some position, more or less between those of GM and coach, with those two answering to different execs. It sounds to me that Paul is stepping into a mess.

    • James Preller
      January 5, 2016 at 7:42 pm

      With Sandy unwell & near retirement, and with Jeff newly re-engaged, Paul might also be stepping out of one.

  4. DED
    January 5, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    Ah. It’s a valid point.

    I still would have kept looking had it been me.

  5. Matty Mets
    January 6, 2016 at 10:16 am

    Brian, you missed your last opportunity to post a picture of Jonah Hill.

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