Reports: Mets to name David Stearns president of baseball ops

The New York Mets are set to hire Milwaukee Brewers executive — and native New Yorker — David Stearns as president of baseball operations, according to multiple reports Tuesday.The contract is reported to be for five years.Stearns, 38, stepped down from his president of baseball operations post with the Milwaukee Brewers last October and took on a club advisory role with his contract not set to expire until the end of this season. Matt Arnold took over as Brewers president.Stearns was denied a request to speak to other teams about possible job opportunities until after the Aug. 1 trade deadline.Named Brewers general manager at the age of 30 and with two division titles under his belt, Stearns has been highly coveted by teams looking to fill executive positions in the league, with the Houston Astros reported to be in the mix as recently as Monday.Stearns was an assistant GM with the Astros under Jeff Luhnow from 2012-15 when he joined the Brewers organization.Growing up in New York City as a Mets fan, Stearns graduated from Harvard and held a baseball operations internship with the Mets in 2008.