Now that we have a GM in place, even though it has not been formally annouced yet, we now wonder who will be the Mets Manager come 2011. It seems that many a people feel that Alderson will hire someone who will be good with the media, realize that he is to carry out Alderson's philosphies and not be fill of drama. Well forget about Bobby V. Alderson has already starting talking to people about moving from the West coast to the East coast to help with other areas. According to Joel Sherman he already has reached out to Paul DePodesta, whom he hired in San Diego, to help strengthen the Mets’ statistical department and J.P. Ricciardi, whom he worked with in Oakland, to assist on player personnel. Good to see he is hitting the ground running.
Besides Backman and Bobby V, who dont seem to fit for Alderson, here are some manager ideas for the new GM.
Clint Hurdle- Really did a decent job with the Rockies until 2009. He has Met ties as he played for the Mets during his playing days. Would have to wait until after the World Series since he is now the hitting coach of the Rangers.
Terry Collins- Astros and Angels skipper, Collins was brought in as the Mets’ minor league field coordinator last year. This guy with the lower payroll of the Astros managed to get his teams to 2nd place in there division every year. People have great things to say about Collins.
John Gibbons-Former Toronto manager was hired by J.P. Ricciardi, who worked for Alderson in Oakland
Chip Hale- Thrid base coach and was in the D Back system for years.
Bob Melvin- Mets scout this year- Brought the D Backs to the NLCS in 2007- Interviewing for the Brewers job.
Curt Young- Was the pitching coach for the A's