The Mets received permission from the Blue Jays to interview special assistant Dana Brown for their GM opening, reports ESPN's Adam Rubin. Rubin says Brown, the first minority candidate, will meet with the Mets Wednesday. Brown, 43, joined the Jays a year ago after serving as the Nationals' scouting director. Brown made that jump as a stepping stone to a GM job, he told Chico Harlan of the Washington Post.
Rubin notes that Sandy Alderson, the reported favorite, will have a second meeting the following day, but it's just the completion of his first-round interview. Second-round interviews should take place next week, according to Rubin.
The Mets were recently denied the chance to talk to Tigers assistant GM Al Avila. So far they've interviewed Allard Baird, Rick Hahn, Josh Byrnes, Logan White, and Alderson.