Showing posts with label Jose Oquendo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jose Oquendo. Show all posts

Monday, December 13, 2010

Alderson notes and definitive answers

Here are some Sandy Alderson notes/answers from his interview with Mike Francesa:

Mets GM Sandy Alderson confirmed that the team will not spend more than $135-140 Million on 2011 payroll. That's a ton of money for most teams, but the Mets have committed most of that to the players already on their roster, so they don't have much to spend. Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork has the details:

Not surprisingly, Alderson said there's "no market" for Luis Castillo or Oliver Perez, even if the Mets wanted to trade them. The two players will be in Mets camp this Spring Training.

Alderson confirmed that he's looking to sign a "bounceback" starter to a low base salary. Chris Young was Alderson's "hypothetical" example of such a pitcher, but the tall right-hander is more than just an example. As Rubin notes, the Mets are still interested in Young.

It appears that Johan Santana will return around the All-Star break. The lefty underwent surgery to repear an anterior capsule tear in his left shoulder in October.

The Reds and Mets have not discussed a potential Jose Reyes trade, GM Walt Jocketty told John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer (Twitter link).

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).

Friday, November 12, 2010

Jose Oquendo wil be interviewed on Monday

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York,  Jose Oquendo will interview for the Mets' managerial job on Monday in Orlando, the site of this year's GM Meetings.

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.........
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