If you equate the GM selection process to the draft; then my question is whether Jon Daniels sign ability is worth waiting. Daniels is like the HS school pitcher who's dad swears he's going to college, do you waste your time trying to talk him into coming to the Mets or do you move on to the next playing on the depth chart.
If you truly believe he's your #1 choice and there's even the slightest chance you can get him, then of course you have to wait, but if he's just another candidate and/or you know he's not leaving Texas then why waste your time.
Daniels hints about the Mets reminded me of so many players I've heard drop a big market name just to advance their negotiations with another team. The Mets can't even get permission to talk with him until after the Rangers are eliminated.
Now I don't want the Mets to rush and make a rash decision, but also don't want them prolonging the process to ensure they appear thorough. There is a lot of down time between now and the end of the ALCS in which they could end up being rejected.
I will preface this by saying that even if Daniels wanted to come here, my choice is still Sandy Alderson. I still feel Jeff Wilpon needs an Alderson type and the organization needs his type of credibility. Alderson was pumping out Daniels type GMs for years and then his protege Beane using his principles produced a second generation of young exciting GMs.
According to Heyman the Mets are asking about Daniels, I hope they aren't wasting their time because this team has a lot of work to do...