Mets Hire Bob Melvin

Who says the Mets aren’t active at the winter meetings? They just acquired another replacement for Jerry Manuel.

According to Joel Sherman and confirmed by David Lennon, the Mets have signed 2007 NL Manager of the Year Bob Melvin to be a Major League scout.

Interesting that both Melvin and Wally Backman are now employed by the same organization. Further interesting that Jerry Manuel has so many managerial candidates around him.

Is J.P. Ricciardi also on the Mets’ wish list, to help Wayne Krivsky keep Omar Minaya on his toes?

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  1. robertjamis December 8, 2009 at 2:28 pm
    Ricciardi would only make sense…a member of the brain trust who would make Omar Minaya feel intelligent, boost his confidence.