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REPORTS | Cleveland Indians GM Mike Chernoff is candidate for New York Mets executive post

As the Cleveland Indians start their offseason, there are many questions about the future of the team’s roster with several key players about to test the waters of free agency.

That may also apply a member of the Tribe’s front office as well.

According to Jon Heyman of the MLB Network and Andy Martino of SportsNet New York, Indians’ General Manager Mike Chernoff is a candidate for the New York Mets’ top baseball operations job.

The Mets are looking to fill the void left by Sandy Alderson, who took a leave of absence this summer due to a recurrence of cancer.

The 37-year-old Chernoff has been with the Indians organization since he was an intern in 2003. He became assistant general manager in 2010 and was promoted to general manager in 2015.

Chernoff has plenty of ties to the Big Apple and surrounding area. He was born and raised in New Jersey and his father, Mark, is the vice president of programming for WFAN Sports Radio in New York City.

Martino adds that the Mets have also spoken to Tampa Bay GM Chaim Bloom, Cardinals exec Gary LaRocque, former Brewers GM Doug Melvin, and MLB exec Kim Ng about their opening.

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