Know Mets General Manager candidate Raquel Ferreira

As the Mets' front office continues their search, they have been permitted to interview Boston Red Sox Executive V.P and assistant General Manager Raquel Ferreira.

And SNY's Andy Martino claimed on Monday that the Mets-Red Sox front office employment freeze that was meant to last through this offseason after the Mets employed the services of Zack Scott the last offseason is very unlikely to block a possible Mets hire of Ferreira.

Zack Scott, following his arrest on DUI suspicion and placement on admin leave, will not be back with the team in any capacity next year after serving as acting General Manager in 2021, Martino was first to report earlier on Monday via

At Red Sox, Ferreira rose through the ranks at the same time Zack Scott did, with the duo part of the front office leadership team.

Now, Raquel Ferreira is a candidate to possibly replace Scott's former position with the Mets.

Ferreira, a graduate of the University of Rhode Island in the year 1992, linked up with the Red Sox back in 1999 as an admin assistant. Raquel Ferreira then rose gradually through the same organization, becoming the director of minor league administration back in 2003.

Back in 2014, she was promoted to the position of vice president of baseball administration, and she was later promoted to the post of executive vice president/assistant GM in 2019.

As at the time of her promotion two years ago, Ferreira was the highest-ranking woman currently working for an MLB side.

Among other accomplishments of Ferreira includes securing the extension that was signed in 2019 by Xander Bogaerts.

Red Sox owner John Henry said, "She is a star who represents everything our organization values.

Epstein worked along with Ferreira during his time as top executive of Boston and promoted her twice.

Epstein said about Ferreira:

"She’s the most empathetic person there, she puts herself in the shoes of the players and understands what they must be feeling, where they came from, how foreign the organization must seem to them, what it’s like to be away from home for the first time. Not just players from the Dominican [Republic], but we draft 17- and 18-year-old high school kids [from the United States]. All of them have a significant adjustment period. Raquel does a great job of understanding that."

Epstein added via best payout casinos, "As the years went on, she became the backbone of all of the player development. And then, over time, she became part of the fabric of all of the baseball operations. And so, her perspective, her knowledge, and her wisdom were desired in every decision."

Xander Bogaerts also said about Ferreira, "I first met Raquel in Fort Myers at the old complex of ours, she was really helpful in helping me get familiar with everyone in the organization and teaching me how to do stuff the right way. … She was like my mom away from home. She’s a very straightforward person, very honest. … She builds a trustworthy relationship from when we’re young boys until we become grown men. She is one of a kind."

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