Collins, Hurdle, Melvin Leading Candidates For Mets

Terry Collins, Clint Hurdle and Bob Melvin are the leading candidates to become the Mets’ next manager, according to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com. The three former big league skippers will all likely get second interviews for the position. Mets third base coach Chip Hale may also advance to the next stage of interviews and GM Sandy Alderson may interview former Met Jose Oquendo as an additional candidate.

Mets bench coach Dave Jauss, Blue Jays bench coach Don Wakamatsu, Red Sox bench coach DeMarlo Hale and Class A manager Wally Backman have already had first round interviews, according to Rubin. Multiple sources tell Rubin that they don’t expect former Mets infielder Tim Teufel to become a candidate for the job.


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  1. Infield Fly 5 years ago

    Nothing against Wally B. but with a team like the Mets who have so many resources but continually fall by the wayside, I’m glad the emphasis is on big league experience vs. high profile fan favorite (so far anyway). It’s knowledge, skill & experience that’s going to get them competitive again — not popularity with the fan base.

  2. Meatball1 5 years ago

    Charlie Samuels (soon to be former Mets Clubhouse Manager) is a good family friend. He’s gotten us tickets at any yard we’ve wanted to go to. That’s gone now. Luckily, we’re also good friends with Mr. Hurdle. I’m hoping he gets the job.

  3. bleachercreature 5 years ago

    first round interviews? it sounds like the mets are holding a managerial playoff here. Lets go already

  4. Pirates412 5 years ago

    Clint hurdle is the pirates manager so u can cross his name out.. ha

    • Smrtbusnisman04 5 years ago

      Yeah, but how do you know he wants to run our team? No one wants to because our front office are micromanaging pricks!

  5. richphillies 5 years ago

    Didn’t Don Wakamatsu JUST become the Blue Jays bench coach?

    • Infield Fly 5 years ago

      Yes, but that is contingent upon his not being hired as a manager elsewhere.
      So he simultaneously has options AND security. Sweet!

  6. RazorShines 5 years ago

    I’m sure if Hurdle had a choice between the Mets and Pirates, he would choose New York….Second if the Mets hire Terry Collins as their next manager I will be the first to say why not keep Jerry Manuel? I do not want a manager who’s own player campaigned to have him fired….plus he never finished above 2nd place with a Astros team that was playoff contender every year once Larry Dierker took over….Bob Melvin sucked with the DBacks and he will suck with the Mets….Clint Hurdle, Wally Backman or Chip Hale

    • rockfordone 5 years ago

      Ryan Sanburg – two Cubs in NY

    • icedrake523 5 years ago

      Melvin had a higher winning percentage with the Dbacks than Hurdle did with the Rockies.

      Though I do prefer Clint Hurdle, too.

    • I’m trying to keep an open mind about Collins given that the situation you’re talking about was over 10 years ago. Also, that clubhouse sounded like an absolute nightmare. They almost physicallly fought with each other, called each other out in the media and then when Collins received an extension they took their aggression out on him by going to the GM and then to the media. And I thought the Mets were a mess.

      I’m sure Collins has his flaws, but who doesn’t? You can find a discrepancy on any manager or GM’s resume. I’d like to think he’s learned from any mistakes he made over a decade ago, though. I’m willing to give the guy the benefit of the doubt because Alderson is a smart man and is going about this the right way, IMO.

  7. riotmute 5 years ago

    Hope Oquendo gets an interview – he deserves a shot somewhere, probably not New York though

    • derekbellstutu 5 years ago

      I wouldn’t mind the Pirates interviewing Oquendo, but it seems like they’re OK waiting to see what Hurdle does. The Pirates waiting for Hurdle to decide where he’s going to manage is like being the backup date for the prom. The Pirates shouldn’t wait for Hurdle to decide where he wants to manage.

    • derekbellstutu 5 years ago

      I wouldn’t mind the Pirates interviewing Oquendo, but it seems like they’re OK waiting to see what Hurdle does. The Pirates waiting for Hurdle to decide where he’s going to manage is like being the backup date for the prom. The Pirates shouldn’t wait for Hurdle to decide where he wants to manage.

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