There is plenty of interesting news and notes circulating around the Mets blogosphere for you to sort through this morning, so I’ll try to get all of you caught up as best as I can.
Lets begin with this poll Matt Cerrone conducted on MetsBlog that asked the $64,000 dollar question.
Obviously that is some pretty overwhelming evidence of who most Mets fans want to see as the next manager of the NY Mets, and according to Sandy Alderson, we could find who that person will be by this Sunday or Monday.
“I think it is important that one have time to reflect, but I don’t think we need to sleep on this for a week and a half. In fact, I think you get less effective at some point if you wait too long. I think that we should be in a position to make a decision Sunday/Monday, I would think. I don’t think there’s any reason why we can’t do that.”
As I posted yesterday, there is no clear front-runner as per Alderson and company, but there’s no shortage of hunches and opinions in the media. Clearly, Terry Collins has enjoyed front-runner status for the better part of two weeks, but I sense a disturbance in the force and Bob Melvin is really gaining some steam.
Jon Heyman says: “I’m not reporting this as fact, but I think Bob Melvin will win the Mets manager derby.”
Rich Couthino says: “Reading between the lines you get the sense Bob Melvin will be the next Met Manager.”
With Bob Melvin and Chip Hale completing their interviews on Wednesday, the other two finalists, Wally Backman and Terry Collins, are on the docket for this afternoon. Then it will be 48 hours of chilling out and waiting for the final verdict. But as the song says, “The Waiting Is The Hardest Part”. Enjoy this cover from the great Eddie Vedder.