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B&C Show Blog & Audio: Crazy Football Sunday

To say it was a crazy Sunday of football would be an understatement, but here goes. It was a crazy Sunday of football.

WFAN–11/22/2010

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Heyman: Hale, Warthen To Remain With Mets

Chip Hale will remain with the Mets as third base coach after finishing a “close second” for New York’s managerial job, according to WFAN’s Jon Heyman.

WFAN–11/22/2010

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Source: Mets Hire Terry Collins As Manager

Terry Collins is a major league manager once again, hired by the New York Mets to help revitalize a franchise that has struggled on the field and at the gate.

WFAN–11/21/2010

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Decision Time: Alderson, Mets Finish 2nd Interviews

After completing second interviews with four finalists, the New York Mets plan to select their next manager no later than Monday.

WFAN–11/19/2010

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Hot Topic: November 19

Craig says that Rex Ryan’s Jets are the most overrated 7-2 team of all time. Then he goes on to predict a Gang Green blowout of the Houston Texans…

WFAN–11/19/2010

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

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Alderson Attends Meetings Following Father’s Death

Two days after his 87-year-old father died when he was hit by a car, the new New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson attended the start of the annual GM meetings.

WFAN–11/16/2010

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

Wally Backman (credit: AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Report: Mets To Give Backman Second Interview

Wally Backman will be granted a follow-up interview with new GM Sandy Alderson for the Mets’ managerial opening, according to Steve Popper and Bob Klapisch of the Bergen Record.

WFAN–11/10/2010

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Alderson Wants Manager In Place By Meetings

New Mets general manager Sandy Alderson plans to hire a new manager by the winter meetings and has added Ken Oberkfell to his list of candidates.

WFAN–11/09/2010

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

Francisco Rodriguez (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File), Jeff Wilpon (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Coleman On Mets, K-Rod: Let’s Kiss And Make Up

Let’s kiss and make up. Essentially, the Mets and closer Francisco Rodriguez have done just that, resolving their grievance on Tuesday.

WFAN–10/20/2010

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