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As the early rounds of the baseball postseason occupy most of our attention, the Mets will quietly begin meeting with candidates for their next head of baseball operations. As we've previously reported, they are not necessarily looking for a general manager, but possibly for a president or executive vice president of baseball ops.
Here's how the process will work, according to sources: The team will soon begin interviewing candidates, but does not plan to announce names or publicize this round of interviews, which could grow to include nearly a dozen people.
A second round of interviews is expected to follow, as it did in 2010, when the Mets narrowed their search to Sandy Alderson and Josh Byrnes. By then, the process will be more public.
The range of names involved in this search is well-documented, by us and others. In lieu of regurgitating what remains educated speculation on many fronts - the Mets' internal list of possibilities contains well over 30 names, according to sources -- we will simply confirm the New York Post's report that former Milwaukee GM Doug Melvin will be among the first round of interviews.
Be ready for a slow trickle of information over the next few days and weeks, and a hire likely by November.