6:23 AM EDT, Sat October 21, 2017
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Mets nearing managerial decision with Kevin Long, Manny Acta among possibilities

The team might makes its decision soon. The Mets are looking to make their decision on hiring a new manager in the coming days, according to a report from the New York Post, with Kevin Long and Manny Acta among the possibilities for the job. The report notes that the team is looking to wrap things up by October 31, as that’s the date that the contracts for Long, who has served as the team’s hitting coach, and Pat Roessler, the assistant hitting coach, expire. Although the Nationals announced that they are not bringing back Dusty Baker next year, there doesn’t seem to be any chance...

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Mets Morning News: MLB eyes growth, Geren maybe out on manager search

Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet The Mets The managerial hunt continues, and as the Mets seem to be wrapping up their first round of interviews, Newsday’s Marc Carig says that Bob Geren and Chip Hale are no longer being considered candidates for the job. Robin Ventura also appears to be out of the mix as well - not just for the Mets, but for managing in general. Current hitting coach Kevin Long appears to be the front runner of the first group of interviewees. Joe McEwing, Mickey Callaway, and Manny Acta are all set to be interviewed this...


Alex Cora Among Candidates Interviewing For Mets’ Manager Job

The Mets can thank the Yankees for making it a bit easier to interview Alex Cora for their managerial opening.

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Ex-Tigers manager Brad Ausmus interviews with Red Sox, reports say

Ausmus has pulled his name out of consideration for the New York Mets job, according to FanRag Sports. DETROIT -- Former Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus interviewed Monday for the same job with the Boston Red Sox, according to the Herald and other outlets. Ausmus has pulled his name out of consideration for the New York Mets job, according to FanRag Sports.  If Ausmus gets the job in Boston, it would be a reunion with general manager Dave Dombrowski, who hired him in Detroit four years ago. The Tigers are one of four teams searching for a manager, so...

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Mets Morning News: Manager rumors continue, Justin Turner walks it off for Dodgers

Your Monday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The managerial search is ongoing, and Curtis Granderson weighed in on candidate Kevin Long. It seems Alex Cora is on a lot of teams’ wish list and he is reportedly the Red Sox’s top candidate. The managerial search is not the only decision the Mets need to make this offseason. There are plenty other areas they need to address before spring. Around the NL East The Braves’ cheating scandal could reach higher up than just John Coppolella. It was another close playoff loss for the Nationals, but what...

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Mets Managerial Update: Kevin Long, Alex Cora, Joe McEwing all receive interviews

All three will be interviewed by week’s end. The Mets have started to interview candidates to fill their empty manager’s seat. On Friday, current hitting coach Kevin Long interviewed for the position, with Houston bench coach Alex Cora set for an interview tomorrow. Former Met utility player/current Chicago White Sox bench coach Joe McEwing is also scheduled for an interview this week. These three names are among the eight or so names that have been floated for the past few weeks, joining Sandy Alomar Jr., Robin Ventura, Chip Hale, Brad Ausmus, and Bob Geren. All of the candidates,...

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2017 Mets Minor League Review: Las Vegas 51s

Reviewing the 2017 Las Vegas 51s season Season Record: 56-86 (Pacific Coast League Pacific South Division, 4th Place) It appeared early on that new manager Pedro Lopez would have an uphill battle ahead of him. Coming into the season, starting pitching appeared to be a major weakness of the Las Vegas 51s. To nobody’s surprise, pitching was indeed their Achilles heel. Playing in the Pacific Coast League certainly did not help, but the 51s ended the season last in virtually every pitching-related category. While Las Vegas’s pitching staff got knocked around like a tumbleweed in the...

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Mets Morning News: the manager manhunt

Your Sunday morning dose of Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The manager search continues, and Alex Cora looks like an excellent fit according to his current team. Cora isn’t the only former Met on the list of potential managerial candidates. Former Tigers manager Brad Ausmus is also in the mix. The Mets have a new AAA affiliate, but the new partner for the Las Vegas 51s remains unclear. Around the NL East After another early playoff exit, expect some changes for the Nationals this coming offseason. Braves fans are also looking themselves in the mirror to try and figure...

Larry Brown Sports

Report: All four teams with managerial openings interested in Alex Cora

It certainly sounds likely that, before the month of November is out, Houston Astros bench coach Alex Cora will be a big-league manager. The 14-year MLB veteran is reportedly of interest to all four teams who currently have a managerial vacancy, with the Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, New York Mets, and Philadelphia Phillies all...Read More

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Mets Morning News: Skipper search

Your Friday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Hitting coach Kevin Long is a favorite to replace Terry Collins as manager, and will interview for the job in the coming days. Add Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway, owner of a career 6.27 ERA, to the list of Mets managerial candidates. MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo weighed the strengths and weaknesses of various options for the skipper gig. Former Mets hitting coach Dave Hudgens has been instrumental to the success of the 2017 Astros. The California wildfires affected Hall of Famer Tom Seaver, who...

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2017 Mets Minor League Review: Binghamton Rumble Ponies

We look back the the first season in which the Mets’ Double-A affiliate in Binghamton went by the name Rumble Ponies. Season Record: 85-54 (Eastern League Eastern Division, 2nd Place) Not only did new manager Luis Rojas have big shoes to fill, as his predecessor, Pedro Lopez, was one of the most winning managers in Binghamton baseball history, but with the club having been rebranded from the Binghamton Mets to the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, it was his duty to start things off on the right foot. Rojas did that and more, guiding the Ponies to 85-54 record, good for a playoff...

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What will the Mets’ new Syracuse Triple-A affiliate be called?

When the new Triple-A affiliate plays their first game in 2019, what will they be called? We prognosticate. As has been announced, the Mets have reached an agreement to buy the Syracuse Chiefs, and move their Triple-A affiliate to upstate New York. A two-thirds vote by shareholders is needed to make the sale official, but Chiefs General Manager Jason Smorol is confident that the sale will be approved by the 1,700 people holding the Chiefs' 11,000 outstanding shares. With the change in affiliates comes the question: What will the Mets’ Triple-A affiliate be called in 2019, when the Mets...

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Could Brad Ausmus be a candidate for now-vacant Red Sox job?

Former Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski is now with the Red Sox. DETROIT -- Two days after the Boston Red Sox were eliminated from playoff contention, manager John Farrell was fired by the club on Wednesday morning. The Red Sox won the World Series in 2013, Farrell's first year at the helm, before falling to the basement in 2014 and 2015. They won the AL East in each of the last two seasons, but were eliminated in the first round both times. There are now four managerial vacancies in Major League Baseball -- the Red Sox, New York Mets, Philadelphia...

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Mets reportedly open to signing Joe Girardi

The Mets may look across town to fill their void at manager following Terry Collins’ decision to step down after seven seasons. After taking over prior to the 2011 season, Collins led the Mets to a 551-583 record and two postseason appearances, including a trip to the World Series in 2015. However, after a disappointing...Read More

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Mets Morning News: Another name pops up in Mets’ manager search

Your Monday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Rumors surround both Sandy Alomar Jr. and Joe McEwing as being possible managerial candidates, but neither one has been contacted by the Mets yet. Some former teammates believe McEwing would make a great Mets manager. Brad Ausmus is just the latest name to be added to the mix of possible Terry Collins replacements. Around the NL East The Braves are interested in bringing Dayton Moore back to their front office, but some changes would need to be made before that happens. The Phillies are one of the teams...

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Report: Mets have contacted Brad Ausmus about manager vacancy

Brad Ausmus may not be out of a managerial job for very long. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported on Sunday that the New York Mets have contacted Ausmus about their open manager position. Ausmus, 48, was just let go as manager of the Detroit Tigers after presiding over a 2017 season that saw them...Read More

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The Mets have reached out to Brad Ausmus regarding their open manager position

The former Tigers skipper failed to win a postseason game in four years with his former club. You can add Brad Ausmus to the unofficial list of potential managers for the New York Mets in 2018. Baseball insider Jon Heyman is reporting that the franchise has reached out to the former major league catcher and has had at least one conversation with him regarding the open manager position. Ausmus worked as a backstop in the majors for 18 years from 1993 to 2010 before quickly ascending to manager of the Tigers in 2014. Detroit won the American League Central that season with 90 wins, but it was...


Mets Reach Out To Ex-Tigers Manager Brad Ausmus

Add Brad Ausmus to the list of candidates for the Mets' managerial opening.

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Former Tigers manager Brad Ausmus could be in mix for 2 jobs

If my phone rings, Im going to answer it, he said after his final game with the Tigers ended. DETROIT -- Brad Ausmus might not be unemployed for long. The Detroit Tigers declined to extend his contract after this season, ending his tenure after four years at the helm. But Ausmus has already been linked to vacant openings and might also be in the mix for a third if the Boston Red Sox make a change after the postseason. Ausmus has already spoken to the New York Mets about their vacancy, according to a report from FanRag Sports. Reporter Jon Heyman also listed Bob...

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Mets Morning News: LaRussa Chips in on Mets manager search

Your Sunday morning dose of Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Tony LaRussa of all people has made an endorsement in the sweepstakes to be the next Mets manager. Perhaps this isn’t surprising when you consider their record, but Mets ratings on SNY fell pretty sharply this season. Around the NL East A season-saving rally helped the Nationals even up their series against the Cubs as it heads to Chicago. The Marlins were busy clearing some room on their 40-man roster. The Braves are doing a player review series of their own, checking in most recently on Mike...

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Mets Morning News: Who will manage the Mets?

Your Saturday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The newest name to be floated as a potential manager for the Mets is Sandy Alomar Jr. The Mets have hired Tony DeFrancesco to be the new manager of the Las Vegas 51s, bringing an end to Pedro Lopez’s short tenure there. Around the NL East Whatever sanctions the Braves will face stemming from the investigation that led to the ouster of GM John Coppolella are likely to be announced after the World Series has concluded. The Phillies are considering Brad Ausmus for their managerial opening. Stephen...

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Sandy Alomar Jr. joins Mets’ list of potential managerial candidates

The former Mets coach joins the list of rumored candidates who are reportedly being “strongly considered.” Multiple names have been rumored as potential managerial candidates for the Mets, and the latest name to crop up in reports in Sandy Alomar Jr. The former catcher played briefly with the Mets in 2007, as he appeared in eight games that year and batted .136. He returned for the next two seasons as a catching instructor under then-manager Jerry Manuel. Alomar has been with the Indians since 2010, first serving as the bench coach under Manny Acta and now serving as the first base...

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Mets Morning News: Wright back under the knife

Your Friday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets David Wright underwent another surgery, this one on his back, and vowed he’s not ready to retire. Former Mets manager Bobby Valentine thinks the Mets should pursue two of his former players to fill the seat vacated by Terry Collins: Joe McEwing and Robin Ventura. Former Mets slugger Carlos Beltrain also offered his thoughts, and believes Alex Cora is the man for the job. Filling the managerial vacancy is just one of 11 tasks Alderson has to carry out this offseason, according to NJ.com. Around the NL...

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Kluber’s ace ‘transformation’ even surprises scout who discovered him

CLEVELAND — Klubot 1.0 came to be under the broad supervision of Sandy Alderson, and the Mets general manager’s response to a question about this speaks to the great heights Corey Kluber has scaled in the past decade. “I do remember drafting Kluber,” the Mets’ general manager wrote Thursday in a text message, “but the...

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Mets hire Tony DeFrancesco to manage Triple-A Las Vegas 51s

There’s still no official word on Pedro Lopez’s future, but he’s clearly not managing in Vegas anymore. The Mets have hired Tony DeFrancesco to manage the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s, according to Jon Heyman. That news comes shortly after Sandy Alderson’s comments the other day that there would be major changes at the Triple-A level, where Pedro Lopez—a longtime manager in the Mets’ organization who had been consistently promoted up the ranks of the minors—had been managing. There still hasn’t been any official announcement about Lopez’s future, but he’s clearly not managing...

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Mets Morning News: Contract extension likely for Sandy Alderson, manager rumors continue to swirl

Your Thursday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Mets GM Sandy Alderson is reportedly not going anywhere, and there are quite a few questions facing the team he must address if the organization is to move forward. Having been traded away by the Mets not too long ago, Jay Bruce said he had no issues with Terry Collins as a manager. Alex Cora is rumored to be on the short list of managerial candidates the Mets are pursuing, and he received an endorsement from another former Met. Joe McEwing is also a possible Terry Collins replacement, but there are...

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Carlos Beltran thinks Mets should consider Alex Cora for managerial opening

Carlos Beltran has his opinion as to who his former club should hire as their next manager. The Houston Astros veteran slugger told Kevin Kernan of the New York Post on Wednesday that the New York Mets should look into ex-player and current Astros bench coach Alex Cora for their managerial opening. “The Mets should...Read More

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Tigers manager search: Joe McEwing to interview, report says

McEwing, 44, could also be a contender for the manager job with the New York Mets, where he spent much of his playing career. McEwing (White Sox photo)  DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers plan to interview Chicago White Sox bench coach Joe McEwing for their vacant manager position, MLB.com reported. McEwing, 44, could also be a contender for the top job with the New York Mets, where he spent much of his playing career. A Pennsylvania native, McEwing played in the big leagues from 1998 to 2006, primarily with the Cardinals and Mets. "Super Joe" was known as a...

Mets manager Terry Collins talks David Wright, Jose Reyes, and more

New York Mets manager Terry Collins chats with SNY's Steve Gelbs about David Wright's return and how the Mets plan on using Jose Reyes this season.

Bobby Valentine spills the secrets behind famous Mets disguise

Former New York Mets manager Bobby Valentine tells the inside story of going incognito in the dugout after getting ejected from a game at Shea Stadium, as he signs autographs at the Queens Baseball Convention.

Wally Backman calls out New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson

The panel on SNY's Baseball Night in New York looks into Wally Backman's recent negative comments about New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson.