Dave Jauss

New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson with Paul DePodesta, vp of player development and amateur scouting, and J.P. Ricciardi, special assistant to the general manager (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Alderson: Mets Could Decide On Manager By Sunday

New general manager Sandy Alderson conducted second interviews Wednesday with Bob Melvin and Chip Hale, accompanied by chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon and three other front-office staff.

WFAN–11/18/2010

Chip Hale (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images), Terry Collins (Photo by Koji Watanabe/Getty Images), Wally Backman (AP Photo/Ed Betz), Bob Melvin (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Coleman’s Corner: The Mets’ Final Four

Forget the external candidates and bring on the in-house boys – the Mets’ Final Four is down to Terry Collins, Bob Melvin, Chip Hale and Wally Backman.

WFAN–11/17/2010

Terry Collins (Photo by Koji Watanabe/Getty Images), Wally Backman (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Backman, Collins Among 4 Finalists For Mets Manager

Terry Collins, Bob Melvin, Wally Backman and Chip Hale became finalists for New York Mets manager when the team narrowed the field Tuesday night to four candidates who all worked for the organization this year.

WFAN–11/17/2010

Ken Oberkfell with David Wright (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Oberkfell Next On Mets’ Interview List

The Mets’ search for a manager is headed to the Dominican Republic. General manager Sandy Alderson is flying south to meet with Triple-A manager Ken Oberkfell.

WFAN–11/11/2010

Sandy Alderson (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Mets Begin Interviews, Backman Scheduled

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson began interviewing candidates for the team’s managerial opening, meeting with Bob Melvin and Dave Jauss.

WFAN–11/05/2010

Bob Melvin (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images), Wally Backman (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews), Chip Hale (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

Coleman’s Corner: Mets’ First Interviews

The Mets will commence the managerial derby on Thursday and Friday of this week. Brooklyn Cyclones manager Wally Backman and third base coach Chip Hale are at the top of the internal list.

WFAN–11/04/2010