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SNY has learned that the Mets will bring back Sandy Alderson and Josh Byrnes for second interviews next week. #mets #GMless than a minute ago via webBrad ComoBradComoSNY
10/22/2010-3:13pm at 3:13 pm (UTC -4)
Related, these tweets from the New York Mets themselves:
Ownership is bringing back Josh Byrnes and Sandy Alderson for a second round of interviews. Josh scheduled for Monday and Sandy for Tuesday.
John Ricco and #Mets COO Jeff Wilpon spoke to Allard Baird, Rick Hahn, Logan White and Dana Brown today to thank them for their interest
10/22/2010-3:14pm at 3:14 pm (UTC -4)
Could/Would Byrnes be that GM to be?
10/22/2010-5:00pm at 5:00 pm (UTC -4)
that was my take. Sandy as the big enchilada, and Byrnes in another role.
10/22/2010-3:25pm at 3:25 pm (UTC -4)
Yeah I just got that email from the Mets. Thanks for getting it posted.
10/22/2010-3:45pm at 3:45 pm (UTC -4)
ESPN’s Rob Neyer’s take:
Calcaterra on the Mets’ latest machinations:
I suppose a well-considered decision is better than an impulsive one, but it does seem like the Mets are taking their sweet time on this GM thing.
The team just sent out an e-mail to fans saying that they’re bringing back former Diamondbacks GM Josh Byrnes and Sandy Alderson for a second round of interviews. Which, given that Alderson has already been in twice for interviews means that it will his third time meeting with Mets officials.
I know it’s an important job, but really, what’s taking so long here? It’s not like these two are part of a big slate of entry-level applicants who could only get 30 minute across-the-desk interviews when they were in before. What else do you need to know? (That’s actually the whole post. I owe you one, ShysterCraig.)
I guess we just don’t know yet.
Maybe upper management is being incredibly diligent, making sure they get not only the right man, but the right fit.
Or maybe upper management is engaged in the same tomfoolery that got them into this mess.
I happen to think either Byrnes or Alderson would do a fine job, though of course Alderson’s got the more impressive track record. As someone else pointed out (sorry, don’t remember where), if Alderson does get the job he’ll probably focus a bit more on the big picture than most GMs would, so we should pay closer attention than usual to the identity of his closest assistants.
Whoever winds up with the job, I don’t expect the Mets to languish in the middle of the standings for much longer.
10/22/2010-3:50pm at 3:50 pm (UTC -4)
Well assuming Neyer is referring to a rise and not a fall with his last sentence I feel pretty good.
I already did anyway. I have spent too much time over the last week or so trying to learn/guess which candidate will be the best GM and not enough time enjoying the fact that it will be hard (though not impossible) for them to be worse than the previous administration whoever is hired.
Gonna try to focus more on that. Putting on John Lennon’s “New York City” and dancing around giddily now.
10/22/2010-3:47pm at 3:47 pm (UTC -4)
Media is brainwashing me to believe that Alderson’s the right guy. Who the hell knows for sure. All I know is I feel better about being a Mets fan today than I did yesterday and can’t wait till I see what’s on the field in 2012.
10/22/2010-5:03pm at 5:03 pm (UTC -4)
please people, stop writing off 2011 already and pretending that it isn’t going to happen.
Besides, if they are going to be that terrible next year, no reason to think 2012 is going to be wildly better.
10/22/2010-5:09pm at 5:09 pm (UTC -4)
Garza and Webb-reclamation type and we’re good to go!
10/22/2010-5:21pm at 5:21 pm (UTC -4)
plus a 2B and RF that can at least hit around ML average, and they might actually score enough runs.
10/22/2010-8:25pm at 8:25 pm (UTC -4)
I think Stick and I – and probably Ceetar – might be the only ones looking forward to actually being able to compete in 2011.
I’m not skipping next year.
10/22/2010-8:37pm at 8:37 pm (UTC -4)
I haven’t been around much but I’m right there with ya!
10/22/2010-8:50pm at 8:50 pm (UTC -4)
We are legion now.
10/22/2010-8:41pm at 8:41 pm (UTC -4)
I’ll join that party. There’s enuff to build on. A few saavy moves and the right hands on the reins and no reason to not be in the mix.
Especially ’cause right now, I’m not seeing the NL east as a very strong division next year.
10/22/2010-10:11pm at 10:11 pm (UTC -4)
Cool! the chicks and the old guys have faith in 2011!
10/22/2010-4:14pm at 4:14 pm (UTC -4)
So basically the Mets eliminated all the guys who had not been GM before. After 3 in a row that had no experience this makes sense.
plus they eliminated Baird, who just plain sucked at it.
10/22/2010-6:15pm at 6:15 pm (UTC -4)
Excellent point. He was so bad at it that I apparently blocked from my mind the fact he’d ever even done it.
10/22/2010-8:26pm at 8:26 pm (UTC -4)
Since I’m not even remotely qualified to know who would be the better GM, I can only cross my fingers here hoping that the Wilpons are dead serious with trying to hire the best available.
10/22/2010-8:27pm at 8:27 pm (UTC -4)
I’d have no problem with either of these guys as GM, even if there doesn’t seem to be much in common among them. They both seem to have qualities that could help this team.
That said, I’d be surprised if it’s not Alderson since he has Selig’s recommendation and Fred is generally located so far up Bud’s rear end he could remove polyps from his cecum.
10/22/2010-8:34pm at 8:34 pm (UTC -4)
Nice picture you just put in my head….LOL.
So…if Sandy is the next GM, and it’s speculated he’ll be the GM before moving on to possibly Selig’s successor, any advantage to him dealing with other GMs on that point?
Just a thought….trying to look at getting every advantage we can.
10/22/2010-8:28pm at 8:28 pm (UTC -4)
Who would Byrnes’s first big acquisition be? Smithers for manager?
10/22/2010-8:54pm at 8:54 pm (UTC -4)
Eggs-celent! Release the hounds!
10/22/2010-8:42pm at 8:42 pm (UTC -4)
Let’s go rangers !!
10/22/2010-8:47pm at 8:47 pm (UTC -4)
Ditto dat RJ!
Brave and correct call by 2B Ump on Granderson attempted steal in the first. Seen too many time a play like that get called in the Skanks favor.
10/22/2010-8:52pm at 8:52 pm (UTC -4)
(And it doesn’t hurt, just in case the Phils do prevail, to have the Rangers rotation more rested and able to set it up they way they want.)
10/22/2010-8:56pm at 8:56 pm (UTC -4)
Especially with Roy’s questionable groin. (in Ed McMahon voice) Yes!
10/22/2010-9:08pm at 9:08 pm (UTC -4)
Like Sam Malone from Cheers doing the sports news, ” A Groin Injury,uh, a groin injury”
10/22/2010-9:55pm at 9:55 pm (UTC -4)
10/22/2010-10:02pm at 10:02 pm (UTC -4)
So….what hour will tee off time be on the golf course tomorrow for those NY Yankees?
10/22/2010-10:17pm at 10:17 pm (UTC -4)
Not sure if any game not involving the Mets could be any sweeter than this one will be when the Rangers are storming the field.
And not sure if any active player deserves his first WS shot more than Vlad. Maybe the most underrated superstar in all of sports.
And is it just me, or does he look like he could be Bob Marley’s son?
10/22/2010-10:18pm at 10:18 pm (UTC -4)
3 innings to go until at least 1/2 the WS is safe.
10/22/2010-11:10pm at 11:10 pm (UTC -4)
They did it.
Congrats to the Texas Rangers!
10/22/2010-11:11pm at 11:11 pm (UTC -4)
well, this was a nice game. Bit, grustly yanks that “know how to win” certainly came up small tonight.
Maybe they fire Girardi now, since he failed at his job?
actually, depending on how many expensive FAs they sign, 2011 might not be a fantastic year, since they are looking somewhat old and slow in a number of areas. But, we shall see.
now hopefully the giants surprise me and win a game in Philly. Might shock Knog, but I figure there is at least a 90% chance that the Phils are winning both games and taking the series. IOW, almost a lock.
But in any case, no chance of having a dilemma about which team to root for in the WS!
10/22/2010-11:15pm at 11:15 pm (UTC -4)
Man, it had to feel good for those fans to see A-Rod make the last out standing there with the bat on his shoulder. Awesome! Anything can happen in baseball…gotta love it!
10/22/2010-11:18pm at 11:18 pm (UTC -4)
A rod seems to be aging fast. Maybe he needs to find something to take for that?
10/22/2010-11:19pm at 11:19 pm (UTC -4)
I’m sure he will…he seems like quite a resourceful guy
10/22/2010-11:21pm at 11:21 pm (UTC -4)
Comment…NA NA NA NA
NA NA NA NA
HEY HEY HEY
Cya next season Yankees !!!!
10/22/2010-11:45pm at 11:45 pm (UTC -4)
“The Yankees need to increase their payroll if they want to win.”
This comment brought to you by Pinstripe Alley right after the loss.
Just one of many reasons why I have a problem with the Yankees and their fans.
10/23/2010-9:43am at 9:43 am (UTC -4)
Typical response by the Pinstripe faithful. There’s much to be concerned about in the boogie down, my Pinstripe Postmordem cocerns would be:
Rotation: An Overweight Blubbathia, Hughes, and a 34 year old Burnett pulling an Ollie but with a need for his own personal catcher and 2 open rotation spots. Even if they spend on Lee as great as he’s been his back is a ticking time bomb.
A-Rod @ 35, injuries and declining production: Is his hip about to take on Delgado like proportions.
Jeter @ 36, Posada @ 39, and Mo @ 40.
There top catching prospect, and #8 prospect in all of baseball, Montero apparently is more hitter than catcher and there next best prospect is #166 overall. There other prospects appear years away. And most important of all this is a weak free agent crop so even if they wanted to pull out the check book and spend their way out the pickings are slim.
Year 2011 may be a turning point in the Bronx to a steep decline.
10/23/2010-9:48am at 9:48 am (UTC -4)
Oh Glorious Day!
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