In the beginning we heard there were 32, but there are only a half-dozen or so serious candidates for the Mets’ GM job.
Reportedly, Gerry Hunsicker, Terry Ryan and Pat Gillick, all of whom would have been a solid choice, have said they aren’t interested in working for the Mets. The Chicago White Sox’s Rick Hahn and Sandy Alderson, among others, are interested in working in New York.
Hahn is the Young Lion with a bright future; Alderson is the accomplished professional.
Hahn is potential, he’s never run his own ship. Alderson is proven, having developed the Athletics and Padres, and has an impeccable reputation in the sport.
Alderson, Hahn, Allard Baird and Josh Byrnes are expected to interview next week.
Of the four, Alderson will command the most money, but I think he’s worth it. Alderson is the guy I want the Mets to snare. He’s an accomplished winner and that’s exactly what the Mets need right now. If Alderson wants the job after the interview, the Mets should go for it.
They won’t regret it.