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Posted on: November 18, 2010 9:42 am
Edited on: November 18, 2010 10:03 am
 

Thursday morning rumor roundup


The owners meetings and GM meetings overlap today in Orlando, so we might see some deals happen. Here's a sampling of the chatter as the day gets under way:

* Carl Crawford would be the Yankees' Plan B if they don't sign Cliff Lee, and CC Sabathia would again be their recruiter. (Newsday)

* The Rockies want a versatile right-handed bat, with Ty Wigginton and Jorge Cantu possibilities. (SI.com)

* Joel Sherman of the New York Post offers an endorsement, albeit tepid, for Bob Melvin as Mets manager. (New York Post)

* The Red Sox are making a push for Justin Upton, with the Diamondbacks likely to request Jacoby Ellsbury and Daniel Bard as the heart of the return package. (SI.com)

* AL Rookie of the Year Neftali Feliz has heard the rumors about being moved to the rotation if the Rangers lose Lee, but hasn't been told anything by the team. (Hoy -- link in Spanish)

* The Yankees want Derek Jeter to sign for three years at $63 million, but Jeter is looking for as many as five or six years. (ESPNNewYork.com)

* The Marlins have been busy, but they're not done, with Larry Beinfest saying he'd like to add a starting pitcher. (Palm Beach Post)

-- David Andriesen

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Posted on: November 17, 2010 10:52 pm
 

Mets to decide on manager soon

Bob Melvin 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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Posted on: November 16, 2010 7:10 pm
Edited on: November 16, 2010 9:12 pm
 

Mets have four managerial finalists

Mets third-base coach Chip Hale has been told he's a finalist for the managerial position, Ken Davidoff of Newsday tweets .

Previously there had been reports that the Mets were down to two finalists for their managerial opening, Bob Melvin and Terry Collins. Public opinion to those reports haven't been positive.

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson interviewed Cardinals third-base coach Jose Oquendo on Monday. The team has also interviewed Dave Jauss, Wally Backman, DeMarlo Hale and Don Wakamatsu.

UPDATE: Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com quotes Alderson as saying the opening round of interviews is done.

"We hope to bring back several candidates over the balance of this week," Alderson said. "If everything goes as we hope, we could have the second round completed by the end of the week. There won’t need to be a Round 3. … I would say right now that it’s very possible we’d have a manager announced by Thanksgiving."

UPDATE: Backman will also get a second interview, Andy Martino of the New York Daily News tweets .

UPDATE: The Mets have confirmed they're down to the four finalists: Hale, Melvin, Collins and Backman.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: November 16, 2010 10:50 am
Edited on: April 18, 2011 12:28 pm
 

Tuesday morning rumor roundup

Hot Stove The GM meetings are under way in Orlando, which means we can expect an avalanche of rumors (but little, if anything, actually happening) in the next few days. The commissioner's office is intent on getting some business expedited this week -- GMs were prohibited from bringing their assistants, and the days are dedicated to league business with team business left for the hallways and dinner tables.

Here are a few of the rumor bits currently floating around:

* Leo Mazzone, who turned down the Yankees' pitching coach job previously, will not be interviewed this time around. (Journal News )

* The Cardinals want to get a contract extension done with Albert Pujols "between now and the Christmas holiday." (St. Louis Post-Dispatch )

* The humidor at Coors Field will be addressed during the meetings. (Denver Post )

* Add the Braves to the list of teams interested in Dan Uggla. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution )

* Andrew Miller assumes he'll be a reliever in Boston. (MLB.com)

* The Mets' lack of discipline last year makes Terry Collins a good candidate for the Mets, though Bob Melvin made a strong impression on GM Sandy Alderson. (New York Post )

* Rockies free agent left-hander Jorge De La Rosa is the Pirates' top target. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review )

* There are 12 teams "interested" in third baseman Adrian Beltre. (SI.com)

-- David Andriesen

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Posted on: November 14, 2010 4:10 pm
Edited on: November 14, 2010 5:34 pm
 

Mets search down to two: Collins, Melvin

Despite Jose Oquendo interviewing for the Mets' manager's job tomorrow, it appears that the team is down to two -- Terry Collins and Bob Melvin, the New York Times reports .

Clint Hurdle interviewed for the job, but is apparently headed to Pittsburgh. Ken Oberkfell interviewed on Friday, but the Times writes "neither Oberkfell nor Oquendo are considered serious contenders for the job."

The Mets have also interviewed Chip Hale, Dave Jauss, Wally Backman, DeMarlo Hale and Don Wakamatsu.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: November 13, 2010 9:21 pm
 

Report: Mets could be down to Collins, Melvin


The New York Times reports that Terry Collins and Bob Melvin are getting second interviews for the Mets managerial job, and that those could be the only invitations extended.

Rangers hitting coach Clint Hurdle is another candidate the Mets like, but he's reported to be the top choice for the only other remaining opening, in Pittsburgh. A report Saturday said the Pirates are pushing to get that deal done, and at this point a sure thing with the Pirates might look better to Hurdle than a 1-in-3 shot with the Mets.

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson interviewed Triple-A manager Ken Oberkfell on Saturday and is scheduled to meet with Cardinals bench coach Jose Oquendo on Monday, but neither of those appear to be serious candidates. Five other candidates were interviewed but are thought to have been eliminated.

It should be interesting to see which way the Mets would go between Collins and Melvin, who have very different styles. Melvin is an analytical type who seems to fit the mold of Alderson and his recent front-office hires, but Collins, named in several reports as the front-runner, has a fiery personality that might suit the current Mets team better.

-- David Andriesen

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Posted on: November 12, 2010 9:55 pm
Edited on: November 12, 2010 9:56 pm
 

Mets to interview Oquendo


We keep hearing that the Mets' managerial search is winding down, but then it keeps winding back up. Friday morning there was a report that the field had been narrowed to three "leading candidates": Terry Collins, Bob Melvin and Clint Hurdle.

However, the Mets aren't even done with the first round of interviews yet. On Friday afternoon, Cardinals third-base coach Jose Oquendo confirmed to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he is scheduled to interview with the team on Monday. The Mets reached out to the Cardinals this week for permission to interview Oquendo.

"Managing in the big leagues is something I hope to do. The opportunity to interview with the Mets is exciting," Oquendo said.

Oquendo, 46, has been St. Louis manager Tony La Russa's third-base coach for 11 seasons. He previously has interviewed for managerial jobs in Seattle and San Diego.

-- David Andriesen

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Posted on: November 12, 2010 2:17 pm
 

Mets narrowing manager search

Terry Collins, Clint Hurdle and Bob Melvin are the Mets' "leading candidates" for their open managerial position, ESPNNewYork.com's Adam Rubin reports .

Rubin says current third-base coach Chip Hale could be called back for another interview, while Cardinals third-base coach Jose Oquendo could get an interview.

Hurdle has also interviewed for the still-vacant Pirates job, and appears to be the favorite there.

The Mets have already interviewed Dave Jauss, Don Wakamatsu, DeMarlo Hale and Wally Backman.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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