Alderson Keeping Busy, Issues Statement On Progress

An article by posted on November 4, 2010

Mets.com posted a statement from Sandy Alderson regarding his interviews today, and his schedule meetings for the weekend.

“We had productive meetings today with Bob Melvin and Dave Jauss as we begin the interview process for our Manager position.”

“We’ve scheduled interviews with Wally Backman, Terry Collins, and Chip Hale this weekend in California.”

Updated 5:30 PM

Wally Backman will be interviewed on Saturday according to Bob Klapisch.        

[tweeted]http://twitter.com/BobKlap/status/29697610668#[/tweeted]

Original Post 11:00 AM

Today is the day Sandy Alderson begins to sit down and meet with potential candidates for the next manager of the New York Mets.

On the slate for this afternoon are Bob Melvin and Dave Jauss. Melvin, 49, spent last season as a scout with the Mets and served as Diamondbacks manager from 2005-09. Jauss, 53, was Manuel’s bench coach last season.

Last night, Alderson stated that he expects to have more information regarding the schedule of upcoming interviews with additional candidates later in the week.

Mike Puma of the NY Post reports that an interview has already been scheduled with Chip Hale for this weekend according to a source.

Puma also “speculates” that it leaves tomorrow open for a potential interview with Wally Backman, although nothing official has been reported.

Adam Rubin reports that the Mets are focusing on internal candidates for now and that it may also include Triple-A manager Ken Oberkfell, Double-A manager Tim Teufel and Minor League field coordinator Terry Collins.

It has been widely reported that the Mets have not asked any other teams for permission to speak to other managerial candidates, although that could change next week.

Meanwhile, the Pittsburgh Pirates are close to naming a new manager and Jon Heyman indicates that Clint Hurdle is the leading candidate. Hurdle had been mentioned as a potential candidate for the Mets manager opening by more than a few reporters in the past.

Site News: In an attempt to put an end to some of the mean spirited dialog that has seen this site lose many good bloggers and longtime readers in the last few months, we have updated our Comment Guidelines and instituted the services of a unique moderation system that will hopefully end the unnecessary insults and personal attacks we have seen recently on many of our posts.

This new moderation system takes effect today.

To those of you who do not use profanity or insult other readers or writers, that is the great majority of you, don’t worry, this will not affect you at all. This is not a site wide moderation, and will only affect anyone who violates our updated Comment Guidelines

The Comment Guidelines are always available to be seen whenever you hit reply and the comment window opens up. Thank you for your support.

About the Author ()

I'm a lifelong Mets fan who loves writing and talking about the Amazins' 24/7. From the Miracle in 1969 to the magic of 1986, and even the near misses in '73 and '00, I've experienced it all - the highs and the lows. I started Mets Merized Online in 2005 to feed my addiction and interact with other passionate Met fans like you. Follow me on Twitter @metsmerized.

Comments are closed.