The New York Mets reportedly have schedule second interviews with four candidates for their vacant managerial position.
Things are heating up in the New York Mets‘ search for a new manager. According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, four candidates have landed second-round interviews with the organization. It’s unclear when these interviews will take place.
It was initially reported that Carlos Beltrán and Eduardo Pérez were receiving additional interviews. Now, add the former New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi and the current Washington Nationals infield/first base coach Tim Bogar to that list.
#Nationals IF/1B coach Tim Bogar is another candidate who will get a second interview for the #Mets’ managerial position, sources tell The Athletic. Bogar joins Carlos Beltrán, Eduardo Pérez and Joe Girardi among the Mets’ finalists.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) October 21, 2019
Bogar’s interview may not take place at any point this week. The Nationals are gearing up to face off against the Astros in the World Series. Game 1 will take place in Houston on Tuesday night.
Girardi could be a great fit for the Mets, being that he’s been in this position in this same city. He managed the Yankees from 2008-17, winning the 2009 World Series with them. Therefore, he’ll know how to handle the extra responsibilities of dealing with the New York fans and media.
However, Girardi could also sign on to be the Philadelphia Phillies manager, as he’s reportedly the favorite to be selected for that position.
A lot will be revealed in the coming weeks, but the Mets may not make a decision until after the World Series concludes.
New York has needed a new manager since the Brodie Van Wagenen-led front office decided to part ways with Mickey Callaway earlier this month. Callaway managed the Mets for two seasons, coming away with zero postseason appearances and a 163-161 combined record.