Baylor spent two seasons with the Mets, minus time for treatment of multiple myeloma, and considers himself physically fit enough to hold up under a 162-game schedule.
If it's experience the Phillies are looking for, they can find it with Baylor – the former major league outfielder managed 1,317 games over six seasons as the first manager of the expansion Colorado Rockies and later for most of three years with the Chicago Cubs.
As far as the Mets' managerial vacancy, the team is set to interview former Blue Jays manager Carlos Tosca today, a pre-existing interview that new GM Omar Minaya inherited when he took over the club.
Minaya's top choices, as reported by the media, are still swirling out there: Joey Cora, Jim Fregosi, Rudy Jaramillo and possibly Willie Randolph. Former manager Bobby Valentine is also expected to return to the United States this week and could be called in for an interview.