Alderson to meet Mets on Thursday – and other notes

Jeff Wilpon told reporters tonight on a conference call that he, John Ricco and team executives will meet tomorrow with Sandy Alderson.

He said the team is looking to hire a GM, and no candidate – from this group – is being considered for another role.

So far, he says, “We are extremely happy with what we’ve seen.”

Updated at 6:10 pm:

Wilpon also said many names have been mentioned by the GM candidates about potential managers, some of whom he had not been considering.

Updated at 6:15 pm:

Ricco said the three candidates so far have all said Ownership’s level of involvement with the Mets is similar to what occurs with other teams around the league.

Updated at 6:18 pm:

Wilpon acknowledged – without naming names – that there had been interesting candidates, who are under contract with other teams, who the Mets are no longer considering for their vacant GM position.