The New York Mets have reportedly revealed one of their “mystery” candidates for their currently vacant managerial position.
Last week, reports came out that the New York Mets had what was being determined as a “bombshell” candidate for their vacant managerial job. Reporters didn’t know who the candidate was to be, but knew that it could be a big name, hence the usage of the term “bombshell.”
Sadly, that name hasn’t been revealed yet. However, another “mystery” candidate has been named as the search continues. According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, it’s Milwaukee Brewers bench coach Pat Murphy.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) October 27, 2019
Pat Murphy, reported by @Ken_Rosenthal as a Mets managerial interviewee, is not the only “mystery candidate” in the mix, I’m told, and he’s not the so-called “bombshell” a Mets person told us about last week
— Andy Martino (@martinonyc) October 27, 2019
This “mystery” candidate has coached the Brewers bench since 2016. Murphy also worked as the interim manager for the San Diego Padres in 2015.
However, the Philadelphia Phillies came to terms with Girardi, so arguably the best candidate is already out. Girardi previously managed the New York Yankees from 2008-17, having won a World Series title with them in 2009.
It’s unclear if this “bombshell” candidate will ever be revealed anyway. Andy Martino of SNY originally stated that the candidate would only be considered if a “clear favorite does not emerge from the [then]-current group.”
The Mets have had to search for a new manager since they decided to part ways with Mickey Callaway earlier this month. Callaway spent two years as the New York manager, missing the playoffs in either of those seasons. His combined record was 163-161.