The Mets should finish their search for a manager Sunday or Monday, general manager Sandy Alderson told reporters at the general managers' meetings in Orlando on Wednesday.
Alderson said he expects a decision by Sunday or Monday and a press conference on Tuesday.
Chip Hale and Bob Melvin (pictured) had their second interviews today, and based on what was said, well, it doesn't exactly change the popular belief that Hale and Wally Backman are getting courtesy interviews and the real race is between Melvin and Terry Collins. Collins and Backman are scheduled to interview Thursday.
According to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News (via Twitter ), Alderson said Hale's interview was more about introducing him to Paul DePodesta and J.P. Ricciardi, while things were more detailed with Melvin's interview.
"In Bob's case, it was more detailed, more talk about coaching staff," Alderson said. "More detailed discussion of philosophy."
-- C. Trent Rosecrans
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