The first round of GM interviews is complete, and the Mets will now focus on narrowing the pool of candidates.
Sandy Alderson remains the heavy favorite, as he had a well-publicized second interview that the Mets termed a continuation of the first. Alderson has years of GM experience under his belt and currently works for MLB.
His competition is Red Sox special assistant to the GM Allard Baird, White Sox assistant GM Rick Hahn, ex-Diamondbacks GM Josh Byrnes, Dodgers assistant GM Logan White and Blue Jays assistant GM Dana Brown.
"As you may know, earlier today we completed the initial round of interviews with six talented candidates to become the new general manager of the New York Mets," COO Jeff Wilpon wrote in an e-mail to fans.. "Each was extremely impressive -- Allard Baird, Rick Hahn, Josh Byrnes, Sandy Alderson, Logan White and Dana Brown. All reiterated their desire and interest in pursuing this opportunity. We will be in direct communication with each as we narrow the candidate pool by early next week. We subsequently will invite the leading candidates back to meet with Fred [Wilpon], Saul [Katz] and me."
-- Evan Brunell
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