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Terry Collins, Clint Hurdle, and Bob Melvin emerge as top candidates in Mets’ manager search

Nov 12, 2010, 2:16 PM EDT

Sandy Alderson

Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com reports that “Terry Collins, Clint Hurdle, and Bob Melvin have emerged as leading candidates in the Mets’ search for a manager.”

However, new general manager Sandy Alderson apparently hasn’t officially trimmed his list to three names, as Rubin adds that “a potential fourth candidate for a callback is current third base coach Chip Hale” and “one potential additional interviewee is ex-Met Jose Oquendo.”

In other words, they probably still aren’t very close to deciding on a new manager. It does suggest that DeMarlo Hale, Dave Jauss, Don Wakamatsu, and Wally Backman are no longer serious candidates for the job.

  1. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Nov 12, 2010 at 2:27 PM

    An announcement is expected sometime in October 2015.

  2. Jonny 5 - Nov 12, 2010 at 3:24 PM

    Well I don’t feel so dumb now for saying there is no way in hell Wally Backman is getting that job. All the talk around here lately was telling me I don’t know sh!t about poo. Which is true, but it doesn’t make you feel good when it’s confirmed.

  3. Reflex - Nov 12, 2010 at 3:51 PM

    Melvin or Hurdle would both be decent in my opinion. I also feel Wakamatsu deserves another shot.

  4. mattraw - Nov 12, 2010 at 4:46 PM

    Nice job, Craig, you clearly just cost Wally Backman a job. And all he wanted to do was win! It’s all he knows how to do!

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