The New York Mets‘ managerial search continues this week with new sense of clarity as some names have dropped out of the derby while others have already been interviewed or are scheduled to do so. Former Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus has taken his name out of the running for the Mets gig, though he does seem to remain interested in others, including the opening with the Boston Red Sox. Ausmus has ties to both the region — he attended Dartmouth, and his daughter currently does, plus he has a house on Cape Cod — as well as the team’s president of baseball ops, Dave Dombrowski. Dombrowski, of course, already hired Ausmus as a manager once in Detroit. In addition to Ausmus, former Met Robin Ventura, who managed the Chicago White Sox from 2012-16, does not appear to have a strong interest in the job.