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The Mets will begin interviewing candidates to succeed Sandy Alderson as head of baseball operations early next week, according to a major league source. The team has received permission to speak to enough candidates to begin the process.
COO Jeff Wilpon and assistant GM John Ricco will conduct the first round of interviews.
As of late Thursday, the only interview scheduled was with Cardinals executive Gary LaRocque. Former Brewers GM Doug Melvin will also get an interview.
The Mets are declining to confirm or deny the names of any candidates in the first round. One source said that several of the names linked to the position in media reports are wrong.
After the first round, the Mets are likely to announce candidates for a second round of interviews.