Carlos Beltrán
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The New York Mets reportedly have a “bombshell” candidate to fill their currently-vacant managerial position.

Heading into this offseason, the New York Mets’ top priority is to find a new manager. The organization decided to part ways with Mickey Callaway earlier this month after two seasons and zero playoff appearances.

Candidates for the job include Joe Girardi, Eduardo Pérez, Carlos Beltrán and Tim Bogar. Each has reportedly received second-round interviews with the organization. However, there may be a fifth candidate. According to Andy Martino of SNY, this could be a ‘bombshell candidate’ if the other options fall through.

I’m sure many fans thought of David Wright when they heard the word “bombshell.” He would, in fact, be a candidate that would require the fulfillment of a “bombshell.” However, according to Martino, he’s not it.

Will it be a former Met? A former player at all? Fans will just have to wait for a reveal that may or may not ever occur. Don’t forget, the candidate may only be named if the others don’t come to fruition for New York.

Out of the four individuals who received second interviews with the team, Girardi seems like he could arguably be the best fit. He’s won a World Series as a manager for the New York Yankees and received the National League Manager of the Year Award with the then-Florida Marlins in 2006.

Not to mention, Giardi has experience handling the New York fans and media, as he did it for a decade in the Bronx.

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.