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Van Wagenen’s background isn’t what Mets need to know

Brodie Van Wagenen either can do the job or he can’t.

Simple, right?

That is all that is going to matter over time. All the current noise is going to fade because no story line — except success or failure — has a shelf life in America any longer.

So there will be a lot of commentary about Van Wagenen’s qualifications to be the 13th general manager in Mets’ history. There will be tons written and said about which agents will or won’t speak with him, which former clients he must recuse himself from negotiating with because of prior representation.