Mets GM Sandy Alderson confirmed the finalists for manager this afternoon and also suggested that Dave Jauss and Ken Oberkfell will be staying with the organization in some capacity. Here's Alderson's statement:
“As you might have heard last night or this morning, we have completed the first round of interviews in the search for our new Manager.
We've invited Bob Melvin, Wally Backman, Terry Collins, and Chip Hale back for a second round of interviews while we are at the MLB meetings in Orlando. We are meeting with Bob and Chip today; and with Wally and Terry tomorrow.
We thank the four finalists and the other six candidates – Dave Jauss, DeMarlo Hale, Clint Hurdle, Don Wakamatsu, Ken Oberkfell, and Jose Oquendo -- for their interest in the position and their time to interview. We will continue discussions with Dave and Ken about their roles in the organization and wish all the others the best of success.
Throughout the search, we've had productive and candid dialogue with every candidate, all of whom had good ideas toward how again we become a winning club. We expect to have a decision before Thanksgiving and look forward to sharing that news soon.”