Paul DePodesta

Mets Reach Deal With Top Pick Michael ConfortoThe agreement, which was delayed for weeks due to "sticky language," is pending a physical, according to WFAN and baseball insider Jon Heyman.
Mets Hoping 'Polished' Pick Conforto Can Breeze Through MinorsThe Mets have made a habit in recent years of taking high schoolers with their top pick in the MLB draft. They bucked that trend on Thursday night.
Mets Draft Pick LJ Mazzilli Following In His Father's FootstepsForty years after taking local boy Lee Mazzilli in the first round of the 1973 amateur draft, the Mets selected his son, University of Connecticut second baseman LJ Mazzilli.
Mets Go Back To Cali, Draft Sweet-Swinging Dominic Smith In 1st RoundWhile Darryl Strawberry was an outfielder and Smith is primarily a first baseman, they already have something in common: a sweet-looking swing from the left side of the plate.
Coutinho: The Mets Are On The Rise, And The First Steps Will Take Place In 2013I am not promising a World Series or even a playoff appearance in 2013, but this team is on the rise and will make you proud in the coming years. And the first steps toward that journey will take place in 2013.
Hartnett: Mets' Reported Mega-Offer Is A Dilemma For David WrightThe big question remains: Does Wright want to be a one-team man like Chipper Jones and Derek Jeter, or does he eventually want to test the free-agent waters like most elite players of the modern era?
Keidel: Wilting WilponsThe Mets have no money, but do they have no future?
Coleman: Mets Take A Look At The Future With Top Picks Cecchini, Plawecki Gavin Cecchini's idol while he was growing up? Well, that would be a shortstop on the other side of town -- the Yankees' Derek Jeter.
Coleman: Hope Springs Eternal For Young MetsSpring training is nearby, just around the corner - success for the Mets, though, may not exactly be around the same proverbial bend. But things are looking up. And it's spearheaded by what you need at the top - good, young, strong cost-efficient pitching.
Coleman's Corner: Mets Say Hello To Brandon NimmoWe've heard of angels in the outfield. The Mets are hoping they'll have a cowboy in theirs sometime in the near future after signing their first-round draft pick Brandon Nimmo.
Brandon Nimmo, Mets' Newly Minted Millionaire Prospect, Heaps Praise On David WrightBrandon Nimmo had some anxious moments before he finally signed his first pro contract, more than he felt on draft night when the Mets surprisingly nabbed him in the first round.
Mets Gamble, Draft Wyoming OF Brandon Nimmo With 13th PickIt was the day before Mother's Day and Mets executive Paul DePodesta had a prospect to go see. "'This one better be worth it,'" his wife told him. "Fortunately, it was," DePodesta said.