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New York Post

Empty vows, Alderson back-stab: Inside Mets’ GM search mess

The most important questions the Mets should be asking in their interview process for a new general manager are to themselves. Are they sure they know what they are offering? Are they sure they know what they want? The Mets are nearing conclusion of a first wave of interviews to find a successor to Sandy...

Amazin Avenue

Mets Morning News for October 15, 2018

Your Monday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The Mets are having trouble finding people who will agree to interview with them, and it could be stemming from the way the organization is currently structured. Other teams are in the process of hiring new mangers and two names associated with the Mets have popped up. Bench coach Gary DiSarcina is on the list of 40 names the Rangers have compiled as they search for a new manager, and if Mickey Callaway were to lose his job the Twins would be interested in taking him on as skipper. Around the National...

Amazin Avenue

Mickey Callaway struggled in his first year at the helm

The first time manager had a lot to deal with this season. When Mickey Callaway was brought on as the new manager of the New York Mets, he seemed like charming, enthusiastic hire that would bring a different skill set to the table than the previous regime. In spring training, he backed up all the promises he made at his introductory press conference and it seemed like the Mets had made the right decision with their young manager. For two glorious weeks in April, Callaway could do no wrong. Every button he pressed was the right one and the Mets were off to an 11-1 start. The reality of it...

New York Post

Another established baseball executive turns Mets down

LOS ANGELES — Add Mike Chernoff to the list of established baseball executives not interested in working for the Mets. The Indians general manager has informed team officials of his intent to remain in Cleveland, according to an industry source, and not pursue the Mets’ opening for a head of baseball operations to replace Sandy...

Brew Crew Ball

San Francisco Giants were denied permission to talk to Milwaukee Brewers GM David Stearns, per report

Winning means your guys are desirable Earlier this year, during the regular season, there was some speculation about a possible mutual interest between Milwaukee Brewers’ GM David Stearns and the New York Mets for their vacant general manager position, but that never materialized. There has been reported interest in former Brewer GM Doug Melvin (New York) and assistant Matt Arnold (San Francisco), and bench coach Pat Murphy was recently linked to the Texas Rangers’ managerial position. These things happen when an organization has success, and when the success extends to two seasons -...

New York Post

La Russa makes case on guy he thinks should be next Mets GM

As the Mets consider their possibilities for general manager and head of baseball operations, Gary LaRocque’s advocates include a Hall of Fame manager. Tony La Russa told The Post in a phone interview Tuesday that he recently reached out to a Mets executive involved in the search and strongly recommended LaRocque, the Cardinals’ director of...

DRaysBay

Chaim Bloom interviewed for the GM opening with New York Mets

The Rays senior VP of baseball operations has been sought out before The New York Mets have interviewed Tampa Bay Rays Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations, Chaim Bloom, for their open general manager position, per a report from Mike Puma, the Mets beat writer for the New York Post. Bloom just finished his 14th season with the Rays organization. Since joining the Tampa Bay Rays, Bloom has risen rapidly through the ranks, eventually being promoted in November of 2014 to his current position, in which he shares the general manager duties with GM Erik Neander. In 2015, Bloom was among...

SNY TV

La Russa endorses Gary LaRocque for Mets job: 'There isn't going to be anyone who is better'

Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa recently called the Mets to give a strong endorsement for Gary LaRocque, who the team is considering to fill their GM or president of baseball operations role.

New York Post

First woman GM? Early favorite? The 4 known options to take over Mets

The Mets’ search for a new general manager — or president of baseball operations — moved into an active phase Monday, with the start of first-round interviews. At this point, team officials remain secretive about the details, but four known candidates have emerged: former Rangers/Brewers GM Doug Melvin, Cardinals director of player development Gary LaRocque,...

Amazin Avenue

Mets to begin general manager interviews this week

The Mets officially begin their first wave of interviews this week. The Mets will begin their highly-anticipated search for a new general manager with interviews this week. Since it became clear that Sandy Alderson would not be returning to the club, there have been rampant rumors and speculation as to who will run the team’s baseball operations. According to Jon Heyman, there are several known candidates—Doug Melvin, Gary Larocque, Dejon Watson, and Kim Ng—and several more unknown candidates. Melvin was general manager of the Brewers before David Stearns took over. Larocque is the...

Rising Apple

Mets general manager search limited by ownership’s old ways

The New York Mets are searching for a new general manager. Sadly, the ownership may limit the candidates. The New York Mets general manager search should headline any stories about the team until Jacob deGrom officially wins his Cy Young Award. Unfortunately, the owners aren’t making that storyline an easy one to stomach. In today’s […] Mets general manager search limited by ownership’s old ways - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Amazin Avenue

Mets Morning News for October 7, 2018

Your Sunday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets There will be five managerial and two general manager positions open this offseason. Bill Madden takes a look at who would want to fill those vacancies and reiterates that the challenging environment in the Mets organization may warrant someone with more experience. Around the National League East The Braves announced yesterday that they will start Sean Newcomb in Game 3 of the NLDS against Walker Buehler and the Dodgers. The Dodgers lead the series 2-0. Federal Baseball collected some quotes from...

New York Post

Mets get snubbed again as GM search is off to rocky start

Does anyone really want the Mets’ vacant general manager’s seat? Twins GM Thad Levine is the latest executive to decline an invitation to interview with the Mets, an industry source confirmed Friday, a day after it was revealed former Red Sox GM Ben Cherington is uninterested in the job and will remain in Toronto’s front...

Jays Journal

Blue Jays: Ben Cherington not taking Mets’ job

The former member of the Red Sox front office will not interview for the Mets’ general manager job, an MLB insider reports Wednesday evening. While Anthony DiComo of MLB.com mentioned Ben Cherington as a name who is “likely to get an audience” in the Mets’ general manager search, another report from SportsNet New York’s Andy […] Blue Jays: Ben Cherington not taking Mets’ job - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Amazin Avenue

Mets Morning News for October 4, 2018

Your Thursday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets After serving as a pitching instructor in the minor leagues for eight seasons, Frank Viola is stepping away from the organization. The Mets will kick off their general manager search this week when they bring in Doug Melvin for an interview. Former Red Sox GM Ben Cherington was originally rumored to be in the running for the job, but now he is not expected to interview for the position. By all accounts Jacob deGrom has had a fantastic season, but his value to the team might be higher than originally...

New York Post

Longtime baseball exec is Mets’ first known GM candidate

The Mets’ general manager/head of baseball operations search will include at least one name with extensive experience in the position. Doug Melvin, the former Rangers and Brewers GM, has been contacted by the Mets and will interview with club officials this week or next, according to an industry source. The 66-year-old Melvin has been serving...

Brew Crew Ball

New York Mets to interview former Brewers GM Doug Melvin

After being inducted into the Brewers’ Wall of Honor, the man who ended the Brewers’ playoff drought may be getting back in the game It looks like Doug Melvin may be getting the itch to be a general manager again. After serving the last few years as an adviser to current GM David Stearns, the man who was able to take the Brewers to the playoffs twice is reportedly being considered as a candidate for the open New York Mets GM job. The New York Post says Melvin will be the first to interview the job, meeting with the team either this week or next. The Mets have an interview set up with...

New York Post

Mets’ general manager search is about to get real

For a second straight October, the Mets face a significant decision to shape the franchise’s future. The team’s search for a general manager — or head of baseball operations — is officially underway as COO Jeff Wilpon and assistant GM John Ricco begin contacting candidates this week to fill the seat vacated by Sandy Alderson,...

NorthJersey.com

Mets will hire new general manager and then look to bolster roster

The Mets need to be active in free agency, and also have to hire their next general manager.        

NorthJersey.com

Mets manager Mickey Callaway expects to be back in 2019 but is ready for anything

Manager Mickey Callaway addresses his somewhat uncertain status - given the Mets’ search for a new GM - after his team ended the 2018 season at 77-85.        

New York Post

Mets reveal first plans about next GM: No one will be safe

The theme of Jeff Wilpon’s session with reporters Sunday — his first extensive public comments about the Mets since last winter — was the new general manager will decide the organization’s course. To that end, the Mets COO said he and assistant GM John Ricco will begin contacting candidates this week to arrange initial interviews....

SNY TV

Mets COO Jeff Wilpon says they're 'disappointed,' discusses GM search

The Mets, who are searching for a new general manager, let down their fans - and not to mention Jacob deGrom - this season, which comes to an end Sunday afternoon.

SNY TV

WATCH: With tears in his eyes, Mets' David Wright leaves to thunderous ovation Saturday night

After taking his position at third base to begin the top of the fifth inning on Saturday night at Citi Field, Mets captain David Wright was taken out by manager Mickey Callaway.

Florida Marlins Blog | South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Marlins offense skids to the finish with back-to-back 1-0 losses

Noah Syndergaard pitched his first major league shutout and the New York Mets wrapped up a disappointing season Sunday with their second consecutive 1-0 victory over the Miami Marlins. Todd Frazier hit an RBI double for the Mets, who finished fourth in the NL East at 77-85 under rookie manager...

SNY TV

With tears in his eyes, David Wright leaves to thunderous ovation Saturday night

After taking his position at third base to begin the top of the fifth inning on Saturday night at Citi Field, Mets captain David Wright was taken out by manager Mickey Callaway.

SNY TV

Mets manager Mickey Callaway: David Wright 'chose to do the right thing every single day'

David Wright may not have played third base since 2016, but he was the first person Mickey Callaway reached out to when he became Mets manager before this season.

New York Post

Ex-Mets return to Citi Field for David Wright’s final game

After Mickey Callaway was hired as Mets manager last October, one of his first phone calls was to the team captain. David Wright hadn’t played for the Mets in 1 ½ years at that point and his future in baseball was hazy, but Callaway viewed a strong relationship with the All-Star third baseman as paramount...

SNY TV

Mets' David Wright to pinch-hit Friday, marking first game appearance in over two years

Mets 3B David Wright will be the first pinch-hitter off the bench Friday night at Citi Field against the Marlins, manager Mickey Callaway said.

1969 WS Gm5: Jones awarded first base after Hodges argues

10/16/69: Cleon Jones is awarded first base after Mets manager Gil Hodges shows the umpire Jones' shoe polish mark on the ball

Mets manager Terry Collins talks David Wright, Jose Reyes, and more

New York Mets manager Terry Collins chats with SNY's Steve Gelbs about David Wright's return and how the Mets plan on using Jose Reyes this season.

Bobby Valentine spills the secrets behind famous Mets disguise

Former New York Mets manager Bobby Valentine tells the inside story of going incognito in the dugout after getting ejected from a game at Shea Stadium, as he signs autographs at the Queens Baseball Convention.