Sandy Alderson tours Citi Field

Updated: October 21, 2010, 7:15 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEW YORK -- Sandy Alderson has met with New York Mets executives for the second time as the team searches for a new general manager.

The Mets say Alderson finished his interview with chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon and assistant general manager John Ricco on Thursday. One of several candidates for the job, Alderson toured Citi Field for the first time and met with other club officials.

Alderson, former president of the Oakland Athletics and CEO of the San Diego Padres, first met with Wilpon and Ricco in New York last week.

After Alderson's interview, Wilpon e-mailed a letter to fans: "As you may know, earlier today we completed the initial round of interviews with six talented candidates to become the new general manager of the New York Mets. Each was extremely impressive -- Allard Baird, Rick Hahn, Josh Byrnes, Sandy Alderson, Logan White and Dana Brown. All reiterated their desire and interest in pursuing this opportunity. We will be in direct communication with each as we narrow the candidate pool by early next week. We subsequently will invite the leading candidates back to meet with Fred [Wilpon], Saul [Katz] and me."

The Mets plan to schedule a second round of interviews next week. They are looking for a successor to GM Omar Minaya, fired along with manager Jerry Manuel following a second straight losing season.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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