Report: Mets Settle On Goldis, Singer

The New York Mets will announce during a conference call on Thursday afternoon that they have come to agreement with both Al Goldis and Bill Singer as talent evaluators to work with new general manager Jim Duquette, <i>WFAN 660 Radio</i> in New York reports.

Goldis has been a special assistant to the Cincinnati Reds' Jim Bowden most recently, but Bowden was fired in July and new GM Jim O'Brien elected to bring in his own staff.

Bill Singer has been a special assistant to Pittsburgh general manager Dave Littlefield after being a Major League scout for the Marlins in 2001. Overall, he spent seven years as a scout in the Florida organization as well as being a national crosschecker for the Dodgers.

The others rumored on the long list to fill the two jobs included Red Sox special assistant Lee Thomas, former White Sox general manager Ron Schueler, Braves special assignment scout Jim Fregosi, Blue Jays assistant Bill Livesey, Florida's senior vice president/director of international scouting Fred Ferreira, and Boston special assistant Bill Lajoie.

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