10/15/19

Mets Continue Manager Search - Tony Plate

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The New York Mets continue their manager search. They interviewed ESPN analyst Eduardo Perez and Arizona Diamondbacks vice president of player development Mike Bell yesterday. 

Perez, who is currently a broadcaster is the son of Hall of Famer Tony Perez. He managed in the Puerto Rican Winter League from 2008-10 with Leones de Ponce and 2014-15 with Cangrejeros de Santurce leading his teams to league titles in two of those seasons.


 Bell has been with the Diamondbacks for 13 seasons, three of which in his current role. Prior to that, he spent six seasons as the club’s director of player development overseeing the minor league affiliates.


Mets quality-control coach Luis Rojas who is the only internal candidate in line for the job has experience as a minor league manager and coach in the organization interviewed last week. He is the son of former major-league player and manager Felipe Alou and the brother of former Met player Moises Alou.


 Most of the Mets homegrown players have played for Rojas such as Jacob deGrom, Pete Alonso and Jeff McNeil. Perez, who is currently a broadcaster is the son of Hall of Famer Tony Perez. He managed in the Puerto Rican Winter League from 2008-10 with Leones de Ponce and 2014-15 with Cangrejeros de Santurce leading his teams to league titles in two of those seasons. 


The Mets are doing the right thing by interviewing all possible candidates. A few have more experience than others such as Dusty Baker and Joe Girardi who in my opinion should be the two frontrunners for the job. Baker recently managed the Washington Nationals in 2016-17 and has 22 years of managerial experience.


 He has a career record of 1,863-1,636. Girardi has eleven years of experience as a manager and won the World Series with the New York Yankees in 2009. He has proven that he can handle the pressure of managing in New York.


In other baseball news the Washington Nationals defeated the St Louis Cardinals and their ace Jack Flaherty, 8-1, last night behind the dominant pitching of Stephen Strasburg, who went seven innings and had 12 strikeouts and the excellent hitting of Howie Kendrick who had three doubles.

The Nats took a commanding 3-0 lead in games and are one game away from the World Series.


The Nationals starting pitching has been dominant throughout this series at one point going 21 2/3 innings in the National League Championship Series without allowing an earned run. 

The New York Yankees and the Houston Astros will play game three of the American League Championship Series later today.

9 comments:

Reese Kaplan said...

I'd want Baker over Girardi and anyone with minor league managerial experience over Beltran.

Tom Brennan said...

The Cardinals cruise ship just rammed into a Strasburg and is taking on water fast, without enough life rafts. The Cards are sinking fast.

I'd be happy with a butcher, a Baker, or a candlestick maker as manager if the ultimate choice can avoid losing games like Mickey Throw Away.

Mack Ade said...

That is great.

We have more dead money and we are considering replacing our manager with a sports announcer.

GM - no previous GM experiece

FM - no previous manager experience

Lovely.

Hobie said...

There's Joe G. & everybody else--no brainer IMO.

OK, a little interested in Bell. His grandpa an original Met who started in the inaugural game OF with the guy he had already been traded for (but he didn't know it). That's the only reason of interst BTW.

Mack's Mets said...
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Mack's Mets said...

Mack. You nailed it.

Tom Brennan said...

Hobie, his great-grandpa is Alexander Graham Bell.

Mack's Mets said...

I liked Cool Papa Bell. He could turn the light off and get into bed before it was dark.

Tony said...

I think Girardi would be the best choice since he can handle the pressure of managing in NY.

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