Mets Managerial Search Enters Final Phase

The New York Mets began the final round of their managerial search on Wednesday. Former Diamondback manager Bob Melvin met with GM Sandy Alderson and COO Jeff Wilpon for two hours in the Waldorf Astoria Orlando.

Next on the list is Chip Hale, the Mets current third-base coach. Hale also acted as Melvin’s third base coach in Arizona two years ago.

On Thursday, the Mets will meet with the other two finalists, Wally Backman and Terry Collins.

Expect to see the Mets name their 2011 manager early next week.

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