John Gibbons sent a message through a third party to Sandy Alderson saying he is not a candidate for the Mets managerial position, said Bob Klapisch of the Bergen Record on Twitter tonight.
“They need someone more high-profile than me,” Gibbons said, according to Klapisch.
Well, I appreciate John’s honesty.
Last week, the Daily News said Gibbons would not interview for the position.
I still feel the list starts with Wally Backman, Clint Hurdle and Chip Hale, and then a people we’re probably not talking much about, like Don Wakamatsu and Terry Collins, among others.
This weekend, in the Bergen Record, Klapisch said Backman will fly in for an interview this week.
“Backman was on Alderson’s original list of candidates that he submitted to the Wilpons – and that was before he was hired.”
Speaking of managers…
According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, Bobby Valentine remains the leading candidate to land the Brewers managerial job, followed by Joey Cora, Bob Melvin, and Angels coach Ron Roenicke.