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Phillies, Mets Remaining Contenders for Manager Joe Girardi

The Cubs’ hiring of Davis Ross as manager leaves just the Phillies and Mets as likely landing spots for Joe Girardi. And then there were two. The Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets rivalry continues this offseason, as it appears they are the remaining two teams in strong contention for veteran manager Joe Girardi. The […] Phillies, Mets Remaining Contenders for Manager Joe Girardi - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More


Shea Anything: Who's the next Mets manager?

Doug Williams and Andy Martino are back with an all-new episode of the Shea Anything podcast! The guys dive in deep on the Mets manager search -- including insight on the process, some specific notes on all the known contenders and thoughts on the potential 'bombshell' candidates.

New York Post

Joe Girardi’s sense could mean Mets decision is coming soon

Joe Girardi expects to know during the World Series if he will be managing again next season. The former Yankees manager, who is a candidate for vacancies with the Mets, Phillies and Cubs, told WFAN on Tuesday he isn’t finished interviewing yet, but believes he is still under consideration for each of the three jobs....

Royals Review

Royals interview Vance Wilson for managerial opening

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports The Royals need a manager, otherwise players won’t know when to bat! The Royals have interviewed bullpen coach Vance Wilson for their managerial opening, according to reporter Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Wilson has been the bullpen coach for the Royals the last two seasons, and was a minor league manager in the organization for seven seasons prior to that. He was a catcher in the big leagues for eight seasons, including six with the New York Mets. Vance Wilson interviewed yesterday and today for #Royals managerial opening. Mike Matheny remains...


Angels among teams reportedly eyeing former Mets manager Mickey Callaway's services

Mickey Callaway was relieved of his duties as the Mets manager following the 2019 season, but he may be out of the game coaching too long.

New York Post

Mets get next crack at Joe Girardi with search heating up

Joe Girardi’s Philadelphia tour is complete and his next stop will be a second meeting with the Mets. The former Yankees manager is expected to meet with general manager Brodie Van Wagenen either Tuesday or Wednesday for a second interview, according to an industry source, as the team moves closer to filling its managerial opening....

Amazin Avenue

Mets Morning News for October 22, 2019

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports Your Tuesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The managerial picture has become (somewhat) clearer: Joe Girardi, Carlos Beltran, Eduardo Perez, and Luis Rojas have been called back to interview for a second time as they look to become the next Mets’ manager. Tim Bogar may also still be in the running. Each of the remaining candidates come with pros and cons. Up to this point, it’s been difficult figuring out the team’s managerial game plan. While the Mets are taking their time hiring the right person, they...


Mets or not? Joe Girardi expects to know his job status soon

Former Yankees manager is favorite for Phillies job but had second interview with Mets on Tuesday, and said he expects to know his fate "pretty soon."

New York Post

Derek Shelton getting second manager interview with Mets

HOUSTON — Twins bench coach Derek Shelton is getting a second interview with the Mets as they pursue a successor to Mickey Callaway, The Post has learned. Joe Girardi was to get his second interview Tuesday, Eduardo Perez on Wednesday and Tim Bogar on Thursday. Carlos Beltran and Luis Rojas also are believed to be...


Who's the next Mets manager? The secret is locked in Brodie Van Wagenen's brain

There remains a high level of mystery and intrigue in this process, including a potential 'bombshell candidate' yet to emerge, in the words of one plugged-in source.

Amazin Avenue

Carlos Beltran, Joe Girardi among Mets’ managerial finalists

Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/ Eduardo Perez and Tim Bogar round out the reported field. As the Mets continue their search for the team’s next manager, the field is down to a few finalists: Carlos Beltran, Joe Girardi, Tim Bogar, and Eduardo Perez. That’s according to Ken Rosenthal, who tweeted those names last night and mentioned that they will all get a second in-person interview with the Mets. Beltran is, of course, one of the greatest position players in Mets history. While his time with the Mets as a player came to a pretty rocky end, it’s been pointed out that he has...

New York Post

Mets could be running out of time with Joe Girardi

The Phillies are getting closer to a decision. Joe Girardi interviewed again with Philadelphia’s management on Monday for the team’s open managerial job. The former Yankees manager, who is the third known candidate to receive a second interview, is also in consideration for the Mets and Cubs openings. Girardi is supposed to have a second...


Astros star Carlos Correa endorses former teammate Carlos Beltran as Mets manager

Beltran, a former Met, Yankee and Astro, is expected to have a second interview for the vacant job.

Rising Apple

Mets need to keep the manager search simple and go for experience

Some unorthodox thinking could lead the New York Mets to outsmart themselves in their search for a manager. Keep it simple. Something I’ve noticed about the New York Mets over the last year is how much the organization has tried to outsmart the competition. By hiring Brodie Van Wagenen, they thought outside the box. He […] Mets need to keep the manager search simple and go for experience - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

New York Post

Mets seek second interview with Carlos Beltran

Carlos Beltran remains very much in the running for the Mets’ managerial vacancy as he awaits a second interview with the club. According to an industry source, the Mets have asked permission from the Yankees to speak with Beltran a second time as they whittle their list of candidates to fill the manager’s seat. Beltran,...


Latest on Mets manager candidate Carlos Beltran: Said to be getting second interview

After parting ways with Mickey Callaway, the Mets are searching for a new manager. Here's the latest on candidate Carlos Beltran...

That Balls Outta Here

Phillies, Girardi More Likely with Mets Targeting Beltran

While the Phillies look to interview Joe Girardi for a second time, the Mets’ first known managerial “callback” interview is reportedly Carlos Beltran. With Joe Maddon signing on with the Los Angeles Angels, just seven teams remain which need a new manager for the 2020 season. Two of the seven teams reside in the National League […] Phillies, Girardi More Likely with Mets Targeting Beltran - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Amazin Avenue

Mets Morning News for October 18, 2019

Your Friday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets After leading the Cyclones to a championship, in a stunning move manager Edgardo Alfonzo did not have his contract renewed by the organization. Instead he is being reassigned as an ambassador for the club. Joe Girardi finally interviewed for manager with the big league club and should be exactly what the team is looking for. Yesterday was the 20th anniversary of the Grand Slam Single and Tim Britton of The Athletic wrote an absolutely incredible oral history from those who lived it (paywall...

New York Post

Tim Bogar becomes Mets’ seventh managerial candidate

A former Mets infielder has joined the field of known candidates for the team’s managerial opening. Tim Bogar, who played for the Mets from 1993-96, will receive a sit-down interview with general manager Brodie Van Wagenen and his staff, The Post’s Joel Sherman confirmed Friday, a seventh known candidate to replace Mickey Callaway. Bogar, the...

Amazin Avenue

Mets interview Skip Schumaker, plan to speak with Tim Bogar

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports The Mets now have eight known candidates vying for the open managerial position. The New York Mets have added two more names to the mix as they continue to search for the 22nd manager in their franchise’s history. Joel Sherman confirmed that the team interviewed Skip Schumaker yesterday for the job. In addition to Schumaker, Jon Heyman revealed that the club plans to interview Tim Bogar. Schumaker has served as the first base coach for the San Diego Padres for the past two seasons. Prior to that, he was a second baseman and outfielder with the St. Louis...


Edgardo Alfonzo out as Cyclones manager and will stay as Mets ambassador, report says

The Mets reportedly reassigned Edgardo Alfonzo despite a successful season as the Brooklyn Cyclones manager.        

New York Post

The only reason Mets needed to interview Joe Girardi

Joe Girardi began the interview process as the favorite to be the next Mets manager and had his first face-to-face sit-down Monday with Brodie Van Wagenen. And what we will learn when the Mets ultimately announce who succeeds Mickey Callaway is how that meeting went, whether Van Wagenen or Girardi ever discuss it publicly or...

New York Post

Mets remove Edgardo Alfonzo from managing job as Brodie Van Wagenen asserts power

Winning a championship wasn’t enough to save Edgardo Alfonzo. The former Mets infielder has been told his contract won’t be renewed by the club, according to an industry source, after managing Class A Brooklyn to the New York-Penn League championship. Alfonzo was informed by Mets officials that the new regime, headed by general manager Brodie...

New York Post

Mets, Phillies, Cubs? Joe Girardi is sure he’s getting one of these jobs

Joe Girardi wouldn’t have cleared his schedule if he wasn’t confident he’d make a return to managing. After stepping down as manager from USA Baseball on Wednesday, the former Yankees manager explained his reasoning to WFAN’s Mike Francesa a few hours after the move was made official. Girardi, who is also currently an analyst for...

Amazin Avenue

Mets Morning News for October 17, 2019

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ Your Thursday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Jacob deGrom is one of three pitchers named as finalists for the 2019 Players Choice Award for Outstanding Pitcher. Manager candidate Joe Girardi stepped away from Team USA as he prepares to get back into managing in the major leagues. Eduardo Perez interviewed for the managerial vacancy and could follow a similar path that Aaron Boone took when he became skipper for the Yankees. Around the National League East Braves’ third base coach Ron Washington is one of the finalists...


Mets are not renewing contract of Brooklyn Cyclones manager Edgardo Alfonzo

Alfonzo had been working for the Cyclones since 2014, when he was their bench coach -- a role that he held until 2016.

Royals Review

Royals Rumblings - News for October 17, 2019

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports Are you in John Sherman’s ownership group? Royals Rumblings - News for October 17, 2019 In his mailbag column, Jeffrey Flanagan gives his thoughts on the managerial search. If I were a betting man, I still would say Mike Matheny is the odds-on favorite to become the next manager. No, it’s not as certain as it once was. Matheny has drawn interest from other teams with managerial openings, including the Padres, Giants and Mets. But word has it that the Padres are going another direction. Matheny is well respected in the Royals’ front office and he has...

Amazin Avenue

Edgardo Alfonzo’s contract not renewed for 2020

The 2019 New York-Penn League champions Edgardo Alfonzo will not be returning to Brooklyn in 2020, but from the lowest of lows to the highest of highs, the memories of his time there will last a lifetime. According to the New York Post’s Mike Puma, the Mets will not be renewing Edgardo Alfonzo’s contract as manager with the Brooklyn Cyclones. MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo says that he will remain within the organization as a club ambassador. Alfonzo was hired to much fanfare in 2017, replacing Brooklyn skipper Tom Gamboa, who held the post from 2014 to 2016. His first season as Cyclones...

Nick Swisher on Mickey Callaway's reporter feud and whether Mets need a change | MLB WHIPAROUND

Nick Swisher and Eric Karros join Chris Myers to discuss Mets manager Mickey Callaway's public feud with a beat reporter and whether the team needs to take immediate action. #FOXSports #MLB #MickeyCallaway #NewYorkMets

Mets introduce Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz at press conference

General manager Brodie Van Wagenen introduces the Mets' latest acquisitions, second baseman Robinson Cano and closer Edwin Diaz About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United States

Brodie Van Wagenen is introduced as the Mets' new GM

The Mets introduce Brodie Van Wagenen as the 13th general manager in team history About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United States and consists of 30 member clubs in the U.S. an