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Mets' General Manager Search: Sandy Alderson Clear Front-Runner

The New York Daily News says it “hard to imagine a different outcome” other than Sandy Alderson becoming New York Mets general manager.

Alderson, 62, was the GM of the Oakland Athletics from 1983-1997. He later worked for commissioner Bud Selig’s office and served as CEO of the San Diego Padres. Alderson is currently working for MLB to stabilize various issues in the Dominican Republic.

While one of the other candidates could so impress the Wilpons during the interview process that the owners hire him over Alderson, this does not seem likely. It is clear that Selig is invested in Alderson’s candidacy. Once Alderson told the Daily News last Friday that he was interested in the position and would meet with Jeff Wilpon on Thursday or Friday, he became the logical front-runner for the job.

The Daily News also speculates that Alderson would keep deposed general manager Omar Minaya with the organization as a super scout.