According to a report on Newsday.com, new Mets general manager Sandy Alderson will not choose Brooklyn Cyclones manager Wally Backman as the new skipper for the rudderless team.
Some names the article tosses out as candidates are former Brewers manager Ken Macha and Mets third-base coach Chip Hale.
Now that Backman is seemingly out of the picture, who is your choice for manager? What do you think the Mets should look for in a manager? A big name with experience or a no-name who has nothing to lose and something to prove? According to the Newsday article, it would seem Alderson is looking for someone closer to the latter.
UPDATE: Joe Girardi reportedly will sign a three-year $9 million extension with the Yankees, so obviously he’s off the list of potential managers.