The Mets announced last night
they have completed the first round of interviews and are inviting back four candidates for second rounds.
And the nominees are:
Sandy Alderson said at the GM meeting yesterday that he would like to have a manager by Thanksgiving.
I'm guessing Backman is on the list as a favor to the Wilpons and as good PR for Met fans. Most likely, it will come down to Collins and Melvin.