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Mets seeking contract extension for J.P. Ricciardi

One month after locking up GM Sandy Alderson for the next three years, J.P. Ricciardi appears to be next in line to receive a contract extension to keep him in Queens.

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Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Mets are working towards an extension with Special Assistant to the GM J.P Ricciardi. Back in 2012, Ricciardi signed a three-year contract extension with the Mets that is set to expire after the upcoming 2015 season.

Ricciardi has served with the Mets as a Special Assistant to Sandy Alderson since November 2010. Before coming to New York, Ricciardi was the General Manager of the Toronto Blue Jays from 2001-2009.

In September, the Mets agreed to a three-year contract extension with Alderson that will keep him as General Manager through 2017. Ricciardi has been given plenty of credit around the league for how he has helped improve the Mets minor league system since he's joined the club. There is speculation that Ricciardi may be viewed by the organization as a potential GM candidate whenever Alderson's time in Flushing comes to an end.