OCT. 22: Luis Rojas will also interview for a second time, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com tweets.
OCT. 20, 8:55pm: Tim Bogar is also getting a second interview, Ken Rosenthal reports (via Twitter).
7:50pm: Joe Girardi will also receive a second interview from the Mets, as per Ken Rosenthal (Twitter link).
7:33pm: The Mets are entering their second round of managerial interviews, with two names already scheduled for another meeting with team brass. SNY’s Andy Martino reported yesterday that long-time Mets star Carlos Beltran was expected to get another interview, and Mike Puma of the New York Post writes that the Mets have indeed asked the Yankees for permission to speak with Beltran (who is a special advisor to the Yankees GM Brian Cashman). Eduardo Perez, the former first baseman and current analyst for both ESPN and MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM, is also being asked back for a second interview, The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports.
At least one more candidate is expected to join this next stage of the interview process, though the identity of the third person isn’t yet known. Joe Girardi, Skip Schumaker, Derek Shelton, Luis Rojas, Tim Bogar, and Mike Bell are the other six candidates who have received interviews to date. Martino also tweets that the Mets are still looking into some other candidates who have yet to be revealed.
Beltran and Perez aren’t under consideration for any of the other seven managerial openings around the game, though Beltran has said that he is only interested in managing in New York, to the point of turning down requests to interview with the Padres and Cubs. Perez was interviewed by the Reds and Blue Jays about their managerial vacancies last offseason. Though Beltran and Perez have 33 combined seasons of MLB playing experience between them, neither has managed at the big league level, which means the Mets would be following up Mickey Callaway’s short-lived tenure with another first-time skipper if either Beltran or Perez (or, in fact, any of the known candidates except Girardi) are hired.
Perez has been a manager in Puerto Rico and also managed Colombia’s team in the qualifying rounds for the 2013 World Baseball Classic. Perez’s resume also include a stint as a special assistant in the Indians front office, as well as one season as the Astros bench coach in 2013 and roughly a season and a half as the Marlins’ hitting coach from 2011-12.
Beltran only hung up his spikes after the 2017 season, and after taking a year away from the sport, joined the Yankees’ front office as Cashman’s advisor. Beltran came relatively close to becoming a New York manager two winters ago, as he was one of the six candidates interviewed by the Yankees for the position that eventually went to Aaron Boone.
Joe Girardi that’s who the fans want
Watch the Phils nab Girardi while the Mets screw around.
BVW cannot handle having a strong manager
How do we know that?
That implies that BVW has any say in what happens behind the scenes with the Mets. What you should have said is “Jeff Wilpon cannot handle having a strong manager”
It should be Girardi but that would require the Mets to do something they loathe….pay good money.
I’m a Mets fan and I do not want Girardi.
Kevin Michael Farrell
I’m 100% with you! No Girardi.
I have been telling my friends for the last whole season that if Callaway does get the boot, The Mets need to look in to Tim Bogar. I am completely blown away that he actually is getting a look! The Man has done well everywhere he has gone and has worked his tail off to learn!
He will be a great Manager wherever he winds up, I just hope he gets the shot at Citti Field!
I’m really hoping for Beltran!!
Are you against the Mets?
Says a guy that can’t get over one at bat
Are you responding to me?
Completely for the Mets. Just listen to the players throughout baseball and how much respect they have for him. Yankees and Astros players both praise the work he did with them as a player and mentor. Having the complete respect of two of the top teams in baseball speaks volumes about his leadership ability. Even with the Mets, he took Duda under his wing and helped him become a successful hitter at the MLB level.
I have no doubt that he’s a good guy and that people respect him, but none of that will matter if they don’t win close games in September and October. Callaway’s lack of experience and the Mets lack of patience for his lack of experience is what got him fired. They’re in a somewhat short window of contention unless they’re able to build more long-term solutions with their pitching rotation, so they need a guy who knows what he’s doing so they can win now, and not drop close games due to a lack of experience.
You see this with players too. The difference between the teams that win the World Series and the ones who come up short is often times the ones who are willing to go the extra step and sign a few veterans rather than just go the slow route and develop. The Astros could’ve stood pat without Verlander, Cole, and Greinke, but where would they be now? Girardi is our Verlander/Cole/Greinke, and Beltran is the prospects they traded to get them.
Callaway’s poor decision-making, poor use of the bench and bullpen, and inability to handle outside factors like the media are what got him fired. He even got into public spats with his players, such as Syndergaard.
It was not the Mets’ lack of patience, it was Callaway being a bad manager.
What does any of this have to do with utilizing a bullpen, benching players for lack of effort, setting lineups, pulling starters, pushing players to get more from themselves, handling clubhouse problems or dealing with the media?
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Giardi couldn’t win with a all star lineup with the Yankees. So so overrated.
He also took a 2017 Yankees club that wasn’t supposed to sniff the playoffs to the ALCS
Girardi would still be coaching the Yankees if it weren’t for the way he handled Gary Sanchez. The GM took the player’s side, which is almost always the right thing to do in a town like NY.
In my opinion, Girardi would do better in Pittsburg where he can develop guys with more authority.
To say the 2017 Yankees were not supposed to “sniff” the playoffs is laughable
Go back and read the season previews. Almost every one you’ll read says they’ll need everything to go right in order to compete. And then they had Judge come out of nowhere and Severino become an ace and that happened.
Every prediction had them finishing either third or fourth in the division as well so no, it is not laughable to say that.
I think you’re over crediting the manager for a team’s success (or lack thereof).
Can you really say that the Yankees went a full decade without winning a World Series because of their managers, or that field management is a major reason why they didn’t? For a lot of the 2010’s, they had a decaying roster of expensive and ineffective veterans. More recently, they’ve had weaker starting pitching than other top AL teams like Cleveland and Houston, which is a major reason why they fell short in Girardi’s last season. Even some of the biggest personnel problems the Yankees had during Girardi’s tenure (like the Joba mess) came from upstairs.
2009 World Series Champs. What a stupid statement.
He won the World Series in 2009…
Game was referencing two managers combined from 2010 – 2019 which is ten years or a decade. It’s funny how I give both Cashman and Dombrowski credit. One won a championship but didn’t replenish the farm while other has refused to trade the cream of the farm to try to win it all. Could the Yankees have won recently if they traded for JV? I still love Cashman’s full body of work but he needs to step up this off season. Reminds me of two HOF players, one who has a couple of MVPs and a championship or two but who hung around too long and also had some stinkers that lowers his overall stats whereas the other one has never one anything but is always a top five MVP candidate.
Note: I realize Cash won it all but it just seems so long ago that 2009 is no longer relevant.
Championships will remain relevant.
If they go for candidates like Beltran or Perez it is a sign that they are all in with analytics. This approach looks at field managers as middle men with leadership qualities that are going to use the print outs as the basis for all decisions. They will be there to sooth the individual egos of their mercenary players. Aaron Boone type.
They would like a guy like Girardi, having had some success, in dealing with all the experts in NY. But is he willing to be a team player and follow the new script?
Read where some comments suggest that BVW is a puppet master. The truth is the game is rapidly evolving where technology is taking over. The battle behind the scenes is the Ivy League technocrats vs the old fashioned baseball lifers, scouts who travel from town to town, and try to project what a player will become.
Using stats readily available on line, a computer can spit out all the info necessary to locate prospects. By developing a network of high school, college and travel ball coaches they can get all the personal info they need before they even contact that player. Cheaper and far more efficient.
I don’t think the people calling BVW a puppet master are really following what goes on with the Mets. The idea that anyone with a last name other than “Wilpon” has any sway or influence in the organization is laughable.
The “modern” look at managers as just being there to check on personalities still doesn’t really check out to me. Most of the guys who’ve won the World Series lately have all been guys with at least some prior experience (Hinch, Maddon, Yost, Bochy, Farrell, Girardi, Manuel, Francona, La Russa).
It’s kind of like with the way things are going in society with AI: you try to replace pilots with drones, have self driving cars, or entirely online grocery shopping. While you can still do all of those things, and do them well, it still doesn’t factor in the human element of a pilot with experience, a human driver with situational awareness to see outside of the AI’s programming, or your own look and feel of fruits and vegetables or brand comparison at the grocery store. We should embrace analytics because they’re tools that help to gain a competitive advantage, but they can never completely replace the value that experience brings.
Also rumored to be getting a second interview:
Dudley (Booger) Dawson.
If you check out this years playoff managers you see a predominance of print out guided types. Almost all are gifted in their handling of personalities.
What specific decisions do they make that is not the result of print outs. Bunting, hit and runs as well as base stealing is relegated to a past era. Even lineups are the result of matching the past results of a players performance verses opposing pitcher.
Probably the only in game decision that isn’t tech generated is when to change a pitcher. Even that is partially motivated by stats.
In the past managers would throw out the so called book and do things based on their gut. Between fan reaction and resultant failure this is a good way to grease the skids for being fired.
Show Me Your Tatis
Joe Torre for Mets manager!
Wait… So they started out interviewing 6 candidates and 5 of them get 2nd interviews? Way to get the job done quick mets. What, are 4 gonna get a 3rd,3 a fourth and then you will finally pick after 2 candidates receive a 5th interview? Girardi will definitely be the Phil’s manager by then.
Showalter should have been given a chance to interview, the Mets would have been the best fit for him
Oh well, the Mets have other ideas apparently.
You get a 2nd interview! You get a 2nd interview! Everyone gets a 2nd interview!!
Everyone does not get a second interview.
It was a joke kid. Relax and give Anthony an upvote.
Kid? You definitely have issues? Did you figure out how the luxury tax works yet? I notice you snipe a lot with ad hominem attacks. Does that make you feel adequate?
And by the way, After reading “Stand Up Guy and the entire link, I learned all but one or two were asked back. So he actually made a good point.
It’s why I gave StandUpGuy a thumbs up.
The Angels need a new pitching coach, bring Mickey back to Disneyland.
Mets now have a bombshell mystery candidate! Leave it to the Mets to stir the pot!! In the end they will screw this up!