No mercifully quick ending to the manager hunt; the drama will continue for a bit longer. Clint Hurdle will take his show to New York next week to interview for the Mets' vacant skipper's job after talking with the Bucco brass yesterday.
New York GM Sandy Alderson has already spoken with Bob Melvin and Dave Jauss, and will be meeting with Wally Backman, Terry Collins and Chip Hale this weekend in San Diego. Ken Oberkfell is also said to be in the mix. While Bobby Valentine appears to be the peoples' choice, there's nothing in the air to indicate that he'll get an interview for the post.
Alderson was just hired last week by New York, and only began manager interviews yesterday. It's thought that the Mets' process could take until late November, so if Hurdle is one of the finalists, it could be a couple of more weeks of waiting for the Pirate FO and fans.
Hey, good thing Chuck Tanner is still around, just in case...