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Mets still struggling to fill GM position

Mets still struggling to fill GM position

  • Mets
Nov 10
SW Creative
  • SportsWriters

New York Mets president Sandy Alderson says the number one obstacle in the club’s prolonged search for a general manager is the spotlight created by the New York market.

“I think it’s mostly about New York, and not about, you know, Steve or the organization or what have you,” he said on Tuesday. “It’s a big stage and some people would just prefer to be elsewhere.”

Alderson said that the Mets had talked and contacted “probably half the people who are going to be here today.”

“I don’t want to give you a timeline,” added the former Athletics and Padres executive. “We’ve already blown through what most people would say is a reasonable timeline. In some cases, I think people are comfortable where they are. Whether it be a family situation or something professional. I’m confident that we’re going to find somebody very capable and right for the job.”

Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel light-heartedly used that as his response to Alderson’s search, tweeting that “after much thought, I have decided to withdraw my name from consideration as GM of the @Mets.”

The Mets fired acting general manager Zack Scott on November 1, two months following his arrest on charges of DUI.

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