Since the Mets said they are done with the first round of interviews here is the list of 6 candidates the Mets have to choose from. It doesn’t sound likely that Daniels down in Texas will be involved at this point. We have a little poll on the side here if you like to pick your top 3. Of course all eyes are on Sandy Alderson. He is the best person for the job ? Overqualified to the max but the word out there is that he is itching for something of a challenge. Working for the Wilpons in NY? I think he might have one. He might not be on top of his game of knowing the best talent but you know for sure if he is picked he will get someone on board that does. Here is the breakdown of the 6 potential GM’s
Previously: GM of the Oakland A’s from 1983-1997 .Former CEO of the Padres, VP of Operations for Major League Baseball. Bud Selig’s buddy and possibly successor if he doesn’t go the route of Mets GM. Most think its his job to lose. Jeffy might be more interested in a younger guy .
Previously: Worked as the GM for the K C Royals from 2000-2006 . Currently Assistant to the GM in charge of scouting for the Boston Red Sox. He signed players to some really bad contracts over the course of his tenure with the Royals
Currently: Special Assistant to the GM of the Toronto Blue Jays. He previously spent eight seasons as director of scouting for the Nationals/Expos, during which that organization selected Ryan Zimmerman, John Lannan and Collin Balester.
Previously: GM of the Arizona Diamondbacks from 2005 until fired earlier this year. During his tenure the D Backs made it to the playoffs once.Before working with the D-Backs, he was the Assistant GM for the Boston Red Sox and Colorado Rockies.
Currently: Current Vice President and Assistant GM for the Chicago White Sox. Former agent at Steinberg, Moorad & Dunn. Spent the last 2 years mostly on the road evaluating talent for the White Sox. Big on sabremetrics Has worked in a pretty big city & stressful environment. Dealing with the likes of Kenny Williams/Guillen etc.
Currently: Assistant GM of the Dodgers in charge of scouting. Scouted for the Orioles, Padres, and Mariners.