CARLSBAD, Calif. — Steve Cohen and Adam Cromie met face-to-face Tuesday night, sources told The Post.
The expectation was that if that meeting went well that Cromie would be made an offer to be the Mets general manager.
Cohen had previously met via teleconference with the former Nationals assistant GM. Mets president Sandy Alderson already had met with Cromie. That a face-to-face meeting was set up with Cohen suggests that Alderson was satisfied with this candidate to fill the GM slot.
Cromie worked for the Nationals from 2007-2017, rising to assistant GM. He left to practice law in Pittsburgh. He kept his hand in the game by, among other things, helping a few organizations with arbitration cases.
The Mets have endured a frustrating search for someone to run the front office. They had — like last offseason — initially pursued a president of baseball operations. But heavyweight executives such as Billy Beane, Theo Epstein and David Stearns were either disinterested or could not get out of current contracts.
Thus — like last offseason — the Mets pivoted to just a GM search. They landed on Jared Porter last year, and a month into his term fired him after revelations that he had sent inappropriate texts to a female reporter while in a previous job.