Mets To Interview Hahn, Baird, Byrnes For GM Job

NEW YORK (AP) — Starting their search for a new general manager, the New York Mets are set to interview Rick Hahn, Allard Baird and Josh Byrnes next week.

Mets spokesman Jay Horowitz says Thursday that the team received permission from the White Sox to speak to Hahn, and Boston to interview Baird.

Hahn is an assistant GM with the White Sox. Baird, general manager of the Kansas City Royals from 2000-06, is an assistant GM with Boston.

Byrnes was fired as general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks on July 1.

New York dismissed GM Omar Minaya and manager Jerry Manuel on Monday after its second consecutive losing season. Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon said the club plans to first hire a GM, who will lead the search for a new manager.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

  • jasman

    Al Baird would be the man to get and to guide the MY Mets Organization from the bottom to the Top at all areas of their organization, Having known him since 1988 when he first got into Scouting, and he was a coach at the college level, he has the experience and knows how to make all the parts of an organization work properly, and get all aspects of the NY mets organiztion going in the same driection, and working on the same page. Joe- Ga. – USA

  • Vince from the Bronx

    the first thing the new GM needs to do is trade over-rate Reyes. 8 yrs in the majors and Mets fans are still waiting for him to become Jeter or better, but that will never happen. Jeter is the best shortstop ever.

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