David Stearns mets

The Mets’ search for a new president is now 0-2. 

According to Joel Sherman of the NY Post, the Milwaukee Brewers have denied the Mets’ request to interview David Stearns for their president of baseball operations opening.

Brewers owner Mark Attanasio formally denied the Mets’ request over the weekend, according to the report.

Earlier this month, Theo Epstein met with Mets owner Steve Cohen and concluded this wasn’t the right opportunity for him.

Which means the Mets’ search for a new president is mirroring their offense for too much of the season: lots of swing and miss.

Oakland’s Billy Beane, who was infamously drafted by the Mets in 1980, remains a high profile candidate whose name has been linked to the Mets’ search. However, it isn’t clear whether he would want the job — he already turned down Boston (in case you haven’t seen the movie or read the book Moneyball) — and Oakland hasn’t been granted permission for an interview yet.

Tab has written about MLB, the NHL and the NFL for more than a decade for publications including The Fourth Period, Bleacher Report and La Vida Baseball. He is the author of two books about the Chicago Blackhawks and has been credentialed for the MLB All-Star Game and postseason and multiple Stanley Cup Finals. He is the co-host of the Line Drive Radio podcast.