Sandy Alderson is back to work at Citi-Field after he finished up on teaching classes at Berkley. Dan Martin of the New York Post says that Clint Hurdle could be a serious candidate for manager. Also in the mix would be Backman, Collins, Oberkfell, and Hale. I think Hurdle could be a contender of the crown just because of the work he has done for the Texas Rangers.
Clint Hurdle was the hitting coach of Texas Rangers who just lost the World Series to the SF Giants(Congrats). So that means he is up for grabs.. The Pirates apparently have interest too.
I am sadden to see the Rangers lose only because I was pulling for them because they had certain Mets ties. The GM Jon Daniels is a Mets fan and raised in Queens, and Nolan Ryan who pitched for the Mets is one of the owning partners. They also had Nelson Cruz who was a former Met and Frenchy, who was not really a rallying factor.
The Mets obviously could use a little boost in offense performance and motivation. The Mets can use Hurdle's approach on hitting. Hurdle is a believer of the "Mental side of hitting", which is a part of a system that Former Indian Steve Springer has designed. It was also a side story that was viewed during the post season.
Oh by the way, look who is also a believer just based on his testimonial, Daniel Murphy.