So according to Andy Martino of the NY Daily News the Mets have prioritized that the next GM have the following qualities.
- Toughness: He has to be able to stand up to players and have thick skin when it involves criticism from the media.
- Balance: He has to use both traditional scouting and newer statistical analysis. Sabermetrics?
- Vision: He has to articulate a plan to address the club's needs immediately and lead them as they enter a new era of financial flexibility as the contracts of Beltran, Castillo, Perez and Rodriquez are about to expire.