Mets Front Office Notes: Gillick, Alderson, Ryan

The Yankees may be in the playoffs, but the Mets' search for new management is keeping them in the Big Apple headlines as well.  The latest…

  • Pat Gillick has removed himself from consideration for the general manager's job, reports Ken Rosenthal of  Gillick said he's interested in being a GM again, but he would prefer to work for a west coast team closer to his Seattle home. 
  • The Mets will talk to Sandy Alderson about their GM vacancy and he's interested, according to Andy Martino and Christian Red of the New York Daily News (Twitter links).  If Alderson did end up running the Mets, Sports Illustrated's Jon Heyman thinks it's unlikely that Tony La Russa could join his old Athletics boss in New York.  (Twitter link)
  • Bob Nightengale of USA Today hears that while a GM job in the Midwest could tempt former Twins GM Terry Ryan, the Mets opening doesn't have the same appeal (Twitter link).
  • Matthew Cerrone of expects New York to make just one front office hire and thinks the rumored "senior advisor/junior GM" concept for the Mets front office has been scrapped.

Ben Nicholson-Smith also contributed to this post.

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  1. CitizenSnips 5 years ago

    Not knowing a whole lot about any of these candidates (including the ones not mentioned in this post), who should I be rooting for as a Met fan?

    • icedrake523 5 years ago

      Terry Ryan would probably be the best option but a longshot. I think Rick Hahn and Logan White (hasn’t been mentioned, as far as I know) would be good options. Allard Baird, former KC GM, has been working for Theo Epstein. He might have potential. Alderson could be good.I personally am hoping for someone young (under 50) who could be with the team for a long time. There’s only been one GM who held the position longer than Steve Phillips which was Frank Cashen who did it for 11 years.

      • CitizenSnips 5 years ago

        You think Baird learned from his mistakes, though? Not saying he couldn’t have changed his thinking under Theo but man did he had a hell of a bad run with KC.

    • Just_MLB 5 years ago

      the guy most likely to put Jeff Wilpon in his place ( in this case Sandy Alderson )

    • sandy alderson, or(not mentioned above) rick hahn

  2. Ricky 5 years ago

    Leave no stone unturned – Hahn and Alderson top candidates

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