NYBD, Mets Blog, and others.....Bob Melvin is the front runner for the Mets manager job.
Although it is not official, it's pretty much in the bag (as someone has spilled the beans).
So can we stand up cheer if it's Melvin?
Sure, anyone is better than Terry Collins. I think the New York media would had a field day with this guy.
Melvin seems like he has a mild mannered, clean cut - alter boy approach to the game. Right now with all the turmoil in the organization Melvin would have to be a safe choice over Backman. Lets just see if he will challenge some players like Wally would. I really hope Melvin is not a push over.
I feel bad if the news is true and Wally Backman does not get a shot at the Majors. The minor leagues must like purgatory for him.. It must make him feel like, uh when?
Hey lets see how the rest of this plays out. And lets see what the rest of the coaching staff holds..