Former A's GM Sandy Alderson has emerged first strong candidate to replace Omar Minaya. Alderson now oversees Major League Baseball's efforts to improve operations in the Dominican Republic. The Mets are very interested in talking to Alderson. Bud Selig would likely approve if Alderson wanted to pursuit the Mets' job. Sandy Alderson currently has his hands full trying to clean up the corruption that has caused so many problems for baseball in the D.R. Dominican Republic and Omar Minaya is a lot of cleaning out to do. Alderson is credited with help building the A's teams that reached the World Series from 1988-1990 and won in 1989, Alderson worked more recently as the CEO of the San Diego Padres. Mets are considering younger assistant GMs such as Logan White of the Dodgers and Rick Hahn of the White Sox.