Former Nats scouting director Dana Brown interviewing for Mets GM job

Dana Brown, the former Nationals scouting director who left before last season to become a special assistant to Toronto GM Alex Anthopolous, will interview for the Mets’ vacant general manager opening on Wednesday, the team announced today. He will be the sixth candidate to interview for the job, applying to replace Omar Minaya - his former boss when both were with the Montreal Expos.

The Mets will reportedly conduct their second round of interviews next week.

Brown, who was with the Nationals and Expos for eight seasons, was integral in drafting players like Ryan Zimmerman, John Lannan, Ian Desmond, Stephen Strasburg and Drew Storen while he was with the Nationals. He was a mentor to Anthopolous, who returned the favor by hiring Brown when he became Toronto’s GM before last season.