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Collins, Melvin among 4 finalists for Mets manager

RONALD BLUM
AP Sports Writer

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Terry Collins, Bob Melvin, Wally Backman and Chip Hale are the four finalists to become New York Mets manager.

The team narrowed the field Tuesday night, assistant general manager John Ricco announced, and intends to complete second interviews by Friday.

General manager Sandy Alderson hopes to make a decision by Thanksgiving.

New York is searching for a replacement for Jerry Manuel, who was fired along with GM Omar Minaya.

DeMarlo Hale, Dave Jauss, Ken Oberkfell, Don Wakamatsu and Jose Oquendo were eliminated.