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Mets closing in on new manager

Updated: November 18, 2010, 9:39 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The next manager of the New York Mets could be introduced at a news conference as soon as Tuesday at Citi Field, general manager Sandy Alderson said.

Alderson made the pronouncement after conducting second-round interviews with Bob Melvin and Chip Hale on Wednesday at the GM meetings at the Waldorf Astoria in Orlando. The other two finalists, Wally Backman and Terry Collins, are scheduled to interview Thursday afternoon.

"We had two excellent meetings and are ...

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