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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Rumor mill: Could DePodesta and Ricciardi combo be next?

Alderson will work to bring in a few loyalists from his past to help implement his philosophy. He said he has to straighten out the front office a little.

According to several sources, he already has reached out to Paul DePodesta, whom he hired in San Diego, to help strengthen the Mets’ statistical department and J.P. Ricciardi, whom he worked with in Oakland, to assist on player personnel. 

DePodesta, the former Dodgers GM, has to decide if he wants to leave the Padres for whom he is executive VP. A few executives briefed on the subject said they think DePodesta will join the Mets. Ricciardi, the former Blue Jays GM, is an analyst for ESPN who is weighing several options.


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