Update on Manager Search from Sandy Alderson

The Mets just sent out the following message from Sandy Alderson:

We had productive meetings today with Bob Melvin and Dave Jauss as we begin the interview process for our Manager position.

We’ve scheduled interviews with Wally Backman, Terry Collins, and Chip Hale this weekend in California.”

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York said on Twitter that Alderson needs to be in California on Monday for his sports-marketing class at Berkeley.

By the way, “The Pirates formerly interviewed Clint Hurdle for the club’s managerial opening on Thursday,” according to Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com.