Former major league manager Buck Showalter is showing interest in the current vacant New York Mets managerial position.
One of the impending decisions for the New York Mets this offseason will be the hiring of a new manager. On Thursday, the front office parted ways with Mickey Callaway after a 163-161 record through two seasons and zero playoff appearances.
Who’s on the shortlist for the vacant manager spot? Well, the list could definitely include names such as Joe Girardi and Joe Maddon. However, there’s another name that is showing interest in the managerial job, and it’s former major league skipper Buck Showalter.
“Yeah, I’d like to be talked about it, but I’m not going to campaign about it, and I’m real uncomfortable even talking about it with you now because there’s a lot of good people out there and they’re going to make a good decision,” Showalter said when asked about the position by Steve Somers of WFAN. “They’ll have reasons why and why not, and, you know, I respect that.”
Showalter managed the New York Yankees from 1992-95, the Arizona Diamondbacks from 1998-2000, the Texas Rangers from 2003-06, and the Baltimore Orioles from 2010-18. He definitely could emerge as a prime candidate for the job. Showalter is a three-time American League Manager of the Year winner.
It’s unclear when the Mets will interview and thus make their decision for their managerial position. Regardless of when it is, the front office expects the new hire to do what Callaway couldn’t, and that’s take this talented and potential-filled ballclub to the postseason.