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Report: Minaya Could Stay If Mets Hire Alderson For GM

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NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Ousted executive Omar Minaya could have a future in Flushing if the Mets hire Sandy Alderson for their vacant general manager position, reports the New York Daily News.

From the Daily News:

“According to people familiar with the team’s thinking, the assumption in high-level meetings last month was that a younger GM who had not yet worked in that role might prefer not to have Minaya around. A more experienced executive, team hierarchy presumed, might be secure enough in his own position to want to utilize Minaya’s skills.

“It is not known if any of the people whom the Mets will interview this week – Alderson, Chicago White Sox assistant GM Rick Hahn, Boston assistant GM and onetime Kansas City GM Allard Baird and former Diamondbacks GM Josh Byrnes – will want to work with Minaya. It is worth noting, though, that Harvard Law School grad Alderson’s background is not primarily in scouting; Minaya’s strengths could complement his perfectly.”

The 62-year-old Alderson was the Oakland Athletics’ GM when they won the World Series in 1989. He currently is in charge of baseball’s efforts to reform operations in the Dominican Republic.

The Mets have said they will interview Rick Hahn, Allard Baird and Josh Byrnes as well.

Hahn is an assistant GM with the White Sox. Baird is an assistant GM with Boston. Byrnes was fired as general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks on July 1.

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