Dan Duquette, who was dismissed Wednesday as GM of the Orioles (along with manager Buck Showalter) will not receive an interview to be the Mets' GM/president of baseball operations, according to SNY's Andy Martino.
The 60-year-old Duquette's name is one that had been floated in recent months as a potential replacement for Sandy Alderson.
Duquette had been GM of the Orioles since 2011, after stints as GM of the Red Sox (1994-2002), Expos (1987-1994) and Brewers (1980-87).
The Mets' search to fill their top front office roles is coming into focus a bit, with Martino reporting Wednesday that former Red Sox GM Ben Cherington (currently with the Blue Jays) is not expected to interview with the Mets.
The Mets have already scheduled several interviews, Martino noted, adding that their first round of candidates could include as many as a dozen people.
One name that is on the list is former Brewers GM Doug Melvin.
Mets COO Jeff Wilpon said last week that current assistant general managers John Ricco, J.P. Ricciardi, and Omar Minaya will not be candidates for the full-time gig.