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Mets’ GM search includes at least four candidates

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The team might make a decision on its next GM next week.

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With the winter meetings having wrapped up on Thursday, the Mets are still working on hiring a new general manager to work under Sandy Alderson. Specifically, Jon Heyman reports the names of four candidates who are still possibilities for the job: Red Sox assistant general manager Zack Scott, Diamondbacks assistant general manager Jared Porter, Athletics executive Billy Owens, and former Marlins president and general manager Michael Hill.

Hired as team president by new Mets owner Steve Cohen, Alderson served as the Mets’ general manager himself from 2010 to 2018. When Cohen and Alderson made their first public appearance in a virtual press conference, they indicated that they planned to hire a president of baseball operations and a general manager. But later in November, Alderson gave an update that the team would only be hiring a general manger, saying that he would be more involved on the baseball operations side than he originally anticipated.

Thus far this offseason, the Mets have signed Trevor May to a two-year deal, decided to retain Steven Matz rather than non-tender him, and signed relief pitchers Trevor Hildenberger and Jerry Blevins to minor league deals. And they have been linked to catcher James McCann, center fielder George Springer, and relief pitcher Liam Hendriks in rumors.