As one New York team attempts to complete an ALDS sweep today, the other continues to hunt for its next general manager. We know the Mets will interview Rick Hahn, Allard Baird, and Josh Byrnes this week, and that the club is also considering Sandy Alderson. Pat Gillick meanwhile, has removed himself from consideration for the position. Here are the latest updates from the team's GM search, with any new items added to the top of the list throughout the day:
- Jon Heyman tweets that Alderson seems to be excited about the opportunity with the Mets. In a separate tweet he stresses that even if Alderson ends up as the Mets' GM, Tony La Russa will not be joining his former general manager in New York.
- Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports (via Twitter) that the Rays' Gerry Hunsicker isn't interested in the Mets' GM job.
- Alderson will be interviewed Thursday or Friday, writes David Lennon of Newsday (subscription required). Lennon's colleague, Ken Davidoff, calls Alderson a "dream candidate" for the Mets.
- Reds GM Walt Jocketty told David Waldstein of the New York Times that if the Mets hired Alderson, Omar Minaya could work very well with him. According to Jocketty, Minaya is "deciding whether to stay or not and of course it would depend on who they bring in."
- In his Insider-only blog, ESPN.com's Buster Olney says that Major League Baseball would probably be glad to see the Mets hire Alderson, "to help restore a franchise that should be one of the sport's best."