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The New York Mets have reportedly interviewed Triple-A manager Tony DeFrancesco for their vacant managerial position.

Seems like the New York Mets are including individuals within the organization when it comes to their managerial search.

According to Andy Martino of SNY, the Mets have interviewed Tony DeFrancesco to replace Mickey Callaway. DeFrancesco is the current manager of the Syracuse Mets, the major league ball club’s Triple-A affiliate.

DeFrancesco previously worked as the Houston Astros interim manager in 2012. He also worked as a third-base coach for the Oakland Athletics for a season. The Mets hired him to be the manager of their Triple-A ball club prior to the 2018 campaign.

The minor league manager has now been added to a list of additional candidates, which include Tim Bogar, Carlos Beltrán, Eduardo Pérez, and Pat Murphy. The latter was revealed to be a “mystery” candidate this past weekend, but not the “bombshell” candidate that was originally reported about.

This list, unfortunately, no longer includes Joe Girardi. The former New York Yankees manager, who won a World Series title with them in 2009, recently came to terms with the Philadelphia Phillies. Girardi was arguably one of the better candidates for the job.

The Mets have had to search for a new manager ever since they parted ways with Callaway in early October. The now-former New York manager spent two seasons in the role and failed to see the playoffs in either campaign. Since Callaway’s firing, the Los Angeles Angels have hired him to be their new pitching coach.

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