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If hired as general manager of the New York Mets Matt Adams Jersey , Doug Melvin likely would keep Mickey Callaway as manager.The former Texas and Milwaukee GM has his second interview Tuesday with the Mets, meeting with owner Fred Wilpon and his son, chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon. Agent Brodie Van Wagenen and Tampa Bay senior vice president of baseball operations Chaim Bloom are also finalists for the job.Callaway replaced Terry Collins after the 2017 season and the team started 11-1, then was hobbled by injuries and finished fourth in the NL East at 77-85.“My feeling is that he probably deserves a chance to do this again,” Melvin said during a telephone news conference. “I want to sit down if I get this job and talk extensively with Mickey and see his philosophy and that. But I think he does probably deserve a chance because he’s been a good baseball guy.”Sandy Alderson was hired as Mets general manager in October 2010 but took a leave of absence in July when he had a recurrence of cancer and said the team’s poor record did not justify him returning. The team’s baseball decisions have been made since by the trio of assistant general manager John Ricco and special assistants Omar Minaya and J.P. Ricciardi, all reporting to the Wilpons.“I’ve been given the freedom to, if I want to bring people in http://www.nationalsfanproshop.com/authentic-kevin-long-jersey ,” Melvin said. “But I don’t want to jump to conclusions that I’m going to go and get rid of a bunch of people and go and bring in 10 people that I know.”Now 66, Melvin was general manager of Texas from 1994-01 and of Milwaukee from 2002-2015. He shifted to an adviser’s role in August 2015 as the Brewers were headed to a 64-98 record, saying then: “The job has grown to the point that it’s probably suited to somebody younger than me.”“That’s probably how I felt at that particular time,” he said Tuesday. “But now that I’ve taken a little bit of a break from the day-to-day activities, I’m energized and excited at the challenges.”Melvin said he showed the Mets a 2010 article in which he predicted relievers would be used as starters in the major leagues. As early as 2004, he said, he was contemplating using relievers to start games in the low minors.He would increase the Mets’ analytics staff http://www.nationalsfanproshop.com/authentic-joaquin-benoit-jersey , which has three full-time employees.“I don’t believe you can go 100 percent analytics and I don’t believe you can go 100 percent scouting, player development without analytics,” Melvin said. “I don’t know the whole analytics staff, but it can be probably improved up upon and maybe staffed up a little bit.”Melvin detailed how he would fit in under the Wilpons.“They gave me the authority that if I was the chosen one to make the decisions that I thought was in the best interest of the organization,” he said. “I told them I would never allow ownership to be caught off guard with anything, pick up the paper and see that we signed somebody that they didn’t know about.” Sonny Gray was acquired by the New York Yankees at last year's non-waiver trade deadline to be a front-line starter for the postseason, but after struggling mightily this season Ryan Zimmerman Jersey , he has lost his spot in the rotation.New York general manager Brian Cashman told WFAN's Chris Carlin on Thursday that Gray will be moved to the bullpen, and recent acquisition Lance Lynn will join the rotation.Gray understood the decision, according to YES Network'sMeredith Marakovits: "I've struggled and they've given me ample opportunity to figure it out. I continued to grind ... I'm going to go to the pen and continue to try to figure it out."It was just a few years ago thatGray appeared to be the next great pitcher, as he was named to the American League All-Star team and finished third in AL Cy Young award voting in 2015, just his second full season in the majors. However, he has not been able to build on that early success.The right-hander had mixed results after being acquired in a midseason trade last year, going 4-7 with a 3.72 ERA in 11 starts. He allowed five runs in just 8.1 innings over two postseason starts as well.This year http://www.nationalsfanproshop.com/authentic-jayson-werth-jersey , though, has not featured many bright spots for Gray. The 28-year-old has managed an 8-8 record despite a 5.56 ERA and a 1.524 WHIP in 21 starts. His strikeouts per nine innings (8.6) are slightly up, but his walks per nine (4.0) and hits per nine (9.7) are among the worst of his career.New York hoped Gray could shake off the struggles eventually, and he even seemed to be getting on track in July allowing just two earned runs over his final three starts of the month. However, he was roughed up for seven runs in just 2.2 innings against the 33-75 Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday. To make matters worse, he was caughtsmilingwhile being booed off the field.He revealed to reporters after the game that smiling was his way of handling his frustration, via ESPN (around the 1:09 mark):And then there's his off-the-field controversy. Gray recently became one of a handful of players around the league to come under fire for racist tweets from the past. He wrote that off as an "inside joke" between him and a former teammate Bryce Harper Jersey , and he has since deleted all of his tweets.The Yankees made starting pitching a priority at the deadline, trading for Lynn and J.A. Happ. Happ has since landed on the disabled list, but New York (68-38) is now turning to Lynn over Gray as it looks to catch the Boston Red Sox (75-34) in the AL East.

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