Showing posts with label Bob Melvin. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bob Melvin. Show all posts

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Rosenthal: Melvin will not be the next manager


According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports has released a statement via twitter:

Melvin will not be Mets' next manager. All signs point toward Collins. Not yet confirmed.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Word around town, it's Melvin..................


According to 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..

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wally is still my choice to be next manager


The New York Mets are still in the hunt for a new manager. Out of the finalist, everyone has Collins the favorite, followed by Melvin , who is regarded highly.

I do not want to see the Mets hire Terry Collins. The Mets points to hire Collins is that he does have Major league experience. Also by being a minor league coordinator last year, he did get to know the minor leagues and might make him a viable part in rebuilding the Mets.

The problem I don't like about Collins is I don't think he is a New York sort of guy. He really seems like a guy who could run a Major League team in the southern part of the country , then New York. No real Mets fan want to see him on the hot seat.

Of course, winning would change my opinion of the man, but that remains to be seen.
He only has a career record of 444-434.

Bob Melvin seems to be laid back, intelligent kind of guy. In 2007, he was the National League Manager of the Year when he led the Arizona Diamondbacks to a division title. He worked for the Mets' organization last season as a pro scout. He is regarded as a calm, analytical thinker ( which seems to fit with the new front office). He would have to be my second choice.

Chip Hale has been compared to other managers like Gardenhire, but it looks like he might not be ready to take the dive to manager because he has no MLB managerial experience. He impressed the organization with work ethic and professionalism last year in his first season. He was a successful minor league manager who was named Class AAA manager of the year in his final season before heading to the majors. The one thing about

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Video: Melvin talks about his interview with Mets


Must Read: Melvin speaks about interview


According to Adam Rubin of  ESPN NY,   Bob Melvin chatted in the lobby of the Waldorf Astoria in Orlando after a 90-minute interview with Mets brass, which included chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon.

Rubin ask him a series of questions about second round process.. Very interesting stuff


Read the full post here..

Bob Melvin remains one of the top contenders in the manager search.  (5-1 ODDS)
Terry Collins remains the media front runner. (2-1 ODDS)
Wally Backman remains the fans favorite. (50-1 ODDS)
Chip Hale regarded in Mets system.  (75-1 ODDS)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

First Round Done in Manager Search


According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY,  GM Sandy Alderson said Tuesday at the GM meetings that the organization had completed its first-round interviews, and that three to four candidates would be called back for second interviews, which should include speaking with chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon.

Rubin has strong expectation that Terry Collins, Bob Melvin and Chip Hale are three candidates to be called back -- and that's the order of likelihood they will be hired by the Mets as manager.

Alderson did not announce the finalists, but said he hoped to make them public

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Pirates hire Clint Hurdle, press conference tommorow


According to the Post-Gazette, The Pirates have hired Clint Hurdle, the former Texas Rangers' hitting coach, as their 39th manager, 10 days after interviewing him, an industry source said today.

Team president Frank Coonelly said the team will hold a press conference Monday morning to announce its new manager, though he would not say who that was. The press conference will be at 11 a.m.

That would leave the Mets with candidates such as Wally Backman (Long shot) , Bob Melvin, Terry Collins (Front Runner), Jose Oquendo (who will Interview Monday).

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Mets are playing it safe by NOT selecting Backman


According to John Harper of NY Daily News, Collins, Melvin and Hurdle are leading contenders because they are considered a "safe" choice due to their previous big-league managerial experience.

"He's not completely out of it," one source said. "But something would have to change in the way the Mets are thinking."

Friday, November 12, 2010

Hurdle, Collins, Mevin top three... Oquendo might be in there? But where's Wally?


According to Adam Rubin of  ESPN -  New York, Terry Collins, Clint Hurdle and Bob Melvin have emerged as leading candidates in the New York Mets' search for a manager, according to sources familiar with the process.

Each has previous major league managerial experience and is expected to be invited back for a second-round interview.

A potential fourth candidate for a callback is current third base coach Chip Hale.

General manager Sandy Alderson indicated this week that he hoped to have first-round interviews completed by the weekend. He added that the list of managerial candidates may expand by one or two, but is largely complete.

One potential additional interviewee is ex-Met Jose Oquendo, who has spent the past 11 seasons as the St. Louis Cardinals' third base coach.

Alderson hired Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa as manager with the Oakland Athletics, and that relationship would serve as a natural bridge to Oquendo becoming a candidate.

Oquendo, 47, originally signed with the Mets in 1979, and was an infielder in the major leagues with the organization in 1983 and '84. He currently is in Puerto Rico, where he is running a youth academy with ex-Cardinal Eduardo Perez.

Alderson plans to be in San Juan on Saturday, for a trip that will include attending a fundraiser for Carlos Beltran's baseball academy, which is due to open in August 2011.

Alderson currently is in the Dominican Republic, where the itinerary included interviewing Triple-A Buffalo manager Ken Oberkfell, who is managing Escogido in that country's winter league.

Where is Wally Backman in the equation?

Wasn't there a recent report from CBS Radio that Wally Backman has been selected for a second interview?

I guess not, sorry WALLY !!!!!!! I hope this was a misprint.. It could be for bench coach?

We will have to see.........

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Alderson scheduled interviews with Backman, Collins, and Hale


From Twitter: 

Alderson quotes, "We had productive meetings today with Bob Melvin and Dave Jauss as we begin the interview process for our Manager position."  "We've scheduled interviews with Wally Backman, Terry Collins, and Chip Hale this weekend in California."

Just for kicks watch Wally Backman get ejected (from the series Playing for Peanuts)

ESPN Video: Bob Melvin and Dave Jauss open manager interviews for Mets


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