New president of baseball operations David Stearns continues to put his imprint on the organization as the Mets are hiring Andy Green and Kris Gross to the front office, according to multiple reports.
Green served as the Chicago Cubs’ bench coach under manager David Ross and was offered another position in the organization after Ross’ firing but decided to join the Mets in a senior role for player development, according to the New York Post’s Joel Sherman.
Gross will come to New York as the vice president of amateur scouting after spending the past 12 years with the Houston Astros, serving as director of amateur scouting for the past three seasons, according to a report from Joe Doyle.
Green served as the bench coach with the Northsiders for the past four seasons. Before that, he was manager of the San Diego Padres from 2016 until his firing in September 2019. Green had a 274-366 (.428) record with the NL West club. He also reportedly interviewed for the Mets' open managerial position, which was later filled by Carlos Mendoza.
During his playing days, Green made four of his 140 big league appearances with the Mets in 2009. He began his coaching career in the minors in 2012 before serving as the third base coach with the Arizona Diamondbacks, the club he began his big league career with.
In his most recent role with the Astros, Gross oversaw the domestic scouting operation. And since joining Houston’s scouting staff, the club has produced 58 players via the draft, more than any other organization.
In Houston, Gross served as West Coast supervisor (2013-15), national supervisor (2016-17) and domestic scouting supervisor (2018-19). After playing three seasons in the Cubs' minor league system, he began his scouting career in the St. Louis Cardinals front office.