Mets Rumors: Buck Showalter, Brad Ausmus Among Potential Managerial Candidates


The New York Mets will play the New York Yankees on December 3, 2021.

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The New York Mets have preliminary interest in a number of managers, including veteran manager Buck Showalter, Houston Astros bench coach Joe Espada, and Pittsburgh Pirates bench coach Don Kelly.

The Mets have discussed other names internally.
Showalter has not managed in MLB since he was the manager of the Baltimore Orioles. He managed the O's for nine years and compiled a
Showalter has also managed the New York Yankees. In 20 seasons as a manager, the three-time manager of the year has a 1,551-1,517 record.
Espada has been a bench coach for the Astros for the last four seasons. He has managed in Winter Ball before, though he has no managerial experience. He was the third base coach for Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classics. The Mets had three players on the team.

At the moment, it's not possible to name a front-runner. He wrote that it felt like there was early buzz surrounding Espada.

Qautraro and Kelly have no managerial experience. Quatraro served as the bench coach for the Rays in 2018, but he was also the manager for several teams in the minor league system. Kelly has been the bench coach for the Pirates since 2020.
The Detroit Tigers had a manager named Ausmus from 2014 to 17 He went 0-6 in the playoffs. He was fired as manager of the Angels in 2019.