Quoted by Anthony DiComo of MLB.com
A difficult weekend gave way to business for Mets general manager Sandy Alderson on Monday. One day after the passing of his father, John, Alderson planned to conduct his previously scheduled managerial interview with Cardinals third-base coach Jose Oquendo in Orlando.
Oquendo, considered a fringe candidate for the job, was scheduled to become the 10th -- and possibly final -- man to interview for the vacancy. Alderson had originally planned to move on to a second round of interviews as soon as this week, during the GM Meetings in Orlando. But it is still unclear how the passing of his father will affect that timetable.
If the Mets delay the hiring process out of respect to Alderson, they could hold the decision off until December.