Tag:Bob Melvin
Posted on: November 9, 2010 11:02 pm
 

Backman to get another interview

Former Mets second baseman Wally Backman will get a second interview for the team's open managerial position, the Record reports .

Backman, who was the manager of the New York-Penn League Brooklyn Cyclones last season, was one of five internal candidates the Mets have already interviewed. Chip Hale, Terry Collins, Bob Melvin and Dave Jauss were the first group to interview with the team.

On Tuesday, the team met with DeMarlo Hale and will meet Clint Hurdle and Don Wakamatsu. General manager Sandy Alderson said the team will also talk to Ken Oberkfell, the manager of the Mets' Triple-A affiliate, either Thursday or Friday in the Dominican Republic, where he is managing a winter league team. Alderson added there may be addition candidates interviewed this weekend.

"I have been very pleased with the conversations," Alderson said. "As far as a timetable is concerned, we certainly want to have a manager by the winter meetings. It would be helpful to have it done by the end of the month and a logical deadline is Thanksgiving. I'm not sure we're going to make that."

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: November 5, 2010 2:47 pm
Edited on: November 5, 2010 2:47 pm
 

Mets interested in Hurdle

Clint Hurdle is reportedly the front-runner for the Pirates' managerial job, but he may want to hold out accepting that post until he talks to the Mets.

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post (via Twitter ), Mets general manager Sandy Alderson will contact Hurdle today and hope to interview him next week.

The Mets are interviewing internal candidates this weekend in California and expect to interview external candidates next week in New York.

On Thursday, Bob Melvin and Dave Jauss met Alderson in New York for interviews.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: November 4, 2010 7:28 pm
Edited on: November 5, 2010 12:06 am
 

Mets continue managerial search

Wally Backman The Mets say they will interview in-house candidates Wally Backman, Terry Collins and Chip Hale this weekend in California.

Bob Melvin and Dave Jauss met with new general manager Sandy Alderson in New York on Thursday.

"We had productive meetings today with Bob Melvin and Dave Jauss as we begin the interview process for our manager position," Alderson said in a statement released by the team.

Melvin, the former Mariners and Diamondbacks manager, has been seen as the favorite for a while, even before the team fired Jerry Manuel.

Jauss was the team's bench coach last season.

Backman (pictured) was named manager in Arizona in 2004 before off-the-field transgressions came to light and he was dismissed four days later, only to be replaced by Melvin. He managed the Mets' short-season team in the New York-Penn League. Backman was an infielder for the Mets' 1986 World Series team.

Collins managed the Astros and Angels in the 90s and was the Mets' minor league field coordinator this season.

Hale was the team's third-base coach this season.

The team has said it will start interviews with outside candidates next week.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: November 4, 2010 5:17 pm
Edited on: November 4, 2010 5:37 pm
 

Brewers' pitching coach up in the air

Ron Roenicke In kind of an interesting in retrospect kind of way, Brewers manager Doug Melvin (picutred, right) revealed the eight candidates he interviewed for the managerial job.

According to Tom Haudricourt of the Journal Sentinel , in addition to the man they did hire, Ron Roenicke (pictured, left), the team also considered Bobby Valentine, Bob Melvin, Joey Cora, Don Wakamatsu, Tim Wallach, Eric Wedge and Pat Listach.

Melvin -- the GM, not the candidate -- also said the Brewers never made an offer to Valentine, as was reported by several national reporters.

"It never got that far," Melvin said. "We did not make him an offer."

Haudricourt also said Melvin told him his new manager, Roenicke, will meet with the team's pitching coach Rick Peterson, who is under contract for next season. If the two don't hit it off, the Brewers could still make a change.

"I want to wait until Ron sits down with him and see what happens," Melvin said.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: November 3, 2010 8:20 pm
 

Mets to interview Melvin, Jauss

Bob Melvin and Dave Jauss will interview for the vacant Mets managerial position on Thursday, the team announced.

Melvin managed the Mariners in 2003 and 2004, then managed the Diamondbacks from 2005-09. Jauss was the team's bench coach last season.

Melvin reportedly interviewed for jobs with the Brewers and Blue Jays and was also mentioned in connection with the Cubs job.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: November 2, 2010 2:43 pm
Edited on: November 2, 2010 8:36 pm
 

Report: Brewers pick Roenicke

Ron Roenicke The Brewers have hired Angels bench coach Ron Roenicke for their open managerial job, Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports (via Twitter ).

Several other outlets had written that Bbbby Valentine  was the "front runner" and the team's "first choice," but tabled those reports by saying he may be too expensive for Milwaukee.

Roenicke has served as the team's bench coach since Joe Maddon left in 2006 to manage the Rays. Before serving as the bench coach, he was the team's third-base coach.

The other finalists for the Brewers job were White Sox bench coach Joey Cora and former Diamondbacks manager Bob Melvin.

UPDATE: Tom Haudricourt of the Journal Sentinel writes he "has reason to believe [Cowley] is correct."

Haudricourt writes Cora and Melvin have been told they didn't get the job.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: November 2, 2010 10:03 am
 

Mets haven't started manager search

The Mets have their general manager in Sandy Alderson, but their choice of a field manager may still take some time, as the team has yet to schedule any interviews, Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports.

Martino's list of candidates include Wally Backman, Chip Hale, Ken Oberkfell, Bob Melvin, Terry Collins, Clint Hurdle, Lee Mazzilli, Pete Mackanin and Don Wakamatsu.

Alderson said he wants to hire a manager within 30 days.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: November 2, 2010 9:44 am
Edited on: November 2, 2010 9:44 am
 

Brewers still deciding on manager

The Brewers are still doing their homework on their four managerial candidates, owner Mark Attansaio told Tom Haudricourt of the Journal Sentinel .

In an e-mail Attansio said the Brewers are "finalizing the collection of information and discussions" about their next manager.

The Brewers are down to four candidates, Bobby Velentine, Bob Melvin, Joey Cora and Ron Reonicke.

Haudricourt writes that general manager Doug Melvin is a "backer" of Valentine, but he'll cost the most.

Also, Journal Sentinel business writer Don Walker wrote that Valentine's contract with ESPN stipulates he must give the news to ESPN first if he accepts a managerial job.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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