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Report: Mets likely to go outside organization to hire next GM

Posted On: Jul 12, 2018   |   Posted By: TheScore

In Sandy Alderson's absence, the New York Mets are operating with a front-office tandem led by three executives. When the team hires Alderson's replacement none of them are likely to get the promotion, as the club will reportedly hire an outside candidate, according to Jon Heyman of Fancred. The most likely internal candidate, assistant general manager John Ricco, is well liked by Mets ownership, per Heyman, and particularly by the team's COO Jeff Wilpon. Ricco currently runs the team's baseball operations department alongside J.P. Ricciardi and Omar Minaya. Alderson, 70, took a leave of absence late last month following a recurrence of cancer in April. Since then, the general manager has been given a favorable prognosis after undergoing treatment. Once he has a promising bill of health, it's possible Alderson returns to the Mets. However, in the press conference announcing his leave from the team, Alderson said his recent track record didn't necessarily warrant a return. After his contract expired this...

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