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Alderson, Byrnes are Mets finalists

Posted on: October 22, 2010 3:18 pm
Edited on: October 22, 2010 3:27 pm
The Mets have narrowed their general manager search, announcing today that Sandy Alderson and Josh Byrnes are the two finalists and will have second interviews early next week.

The team said that Byrnes will interview on Monday, with Alderson scheduled for Tuesday. Both are expected to meet with Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz, who along with Fred's son Jeff form the Mets ownership triumvirate. Jeff Wilpon conducted the first round of interviews, along with John Ricco, who is staying on as the assistant general manager.

Alderson, who hasn't worked as a general manager since leaving the A's in 1998, has been regarded as the favorite to get the job. Byrnes was the Diamondbacks general manager before he was fired this season.

The Mets also interviewed ex-Royals general manager Allard Baird, White Sox assistant GM Rick Hahn, Dodgers assistant Logan White and Blue Jays assistant Dana Brown. They said that Ricco and Jeff Wilpon spoke to those four today to tell them they did not make the final round.

Category: MLB

Since: Nov 13, 2009
Posted on: October 22, 2010 5:00 pm

Alderson, Byrnes are Mets finalists

Mets are light years away from being serious contenders.   The Phillies with their potent lineup and stellar pitching rotation will dominate the N.L. East for a while.  Hate to admit it but its the truth. 

Since: Dec 12, 2006
Posted on: October 22, 2010 4:46 pm

Alderson, Byrnes are Mets finalists

I'm happy with either but prefer alderson. Getting away from Minaya and the stench that he brought to this team that i have followed for the past 37 years, is the best thing that has happened for them in a long while. Changing the culture and attitude is sorely needed and i think either one of these guys can do that. New GM, new manager, new culture, new team members, fresh outlook. i'm happy...

Since: May 15, 2008
Posted on: October 22, 2010 4:11 pm

Alderson, Byrnes are Mets finalists

Holy crap, thanks Yankees fans for actually thinking the Mets will win a World Series in the next century. You guys take it this year though.

Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: October 22, 2010 4:09 pm

Alderson, Byrnes are Mets finalists

Mets in 2086!

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