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Breaking down the best candidates for the New York Mets manager job

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After two years, the New York Mets are looking for their next manager.

Luis Rojas lasted two seasons and after spending 103 days in first place, the Mets finished under .500 and the 40-year-old was dismissed as the manager. Rojas was never meant to be the Mets manager, as Carlos Beltran was hired and then left his post due to the Houston Astros cheating scandal.

But with new ownership in Steve Cohen, he will get to hire his first manager as the team owner. Who should the team be looking at?

Carlos Beltran

You have to start with him because he was hired to be the Mets manager before the 2020 season and never got to manage a single game.

Beltran should be given a chance to show what he can do, especially since AJ Hinch and Alex Cora both got hired after they served one-year suspensions after the Houston cheating scandal.

Joe Espada

He’s the current Astros bench coach under Dusty Baker and many feel he’s ready to take the reigns as a manager. He was Joe Girardi’s third base coach with the Yankees, so he already has a taste of the New York life.

Could he handle the big seat though while in New York?

Buck Showalter

The 65-year-old has fixed every organization he went to and it seems like the Mets are a perfect place for him considering they need a quality name.

The last few Mets candidates and hires have been first-yer candidates and they haven’t exactly worked out well, so an established name like Showalter would be a good person to look at.

Brad Ausmus

If the Mets wanted to look at someone else with experience and isn’t as old as Showalter, there’s Ausmus, who hasn’t managed since 2019.

He only lasted one season in Los Angeles before he got dumped when Joe Maddon became available. Before then, he lasted four years with the Detroit Tigers and had two winning seasons with them.

Ron Washington

He’s 69 years old and hasn’t been a manager since 2014, but his name has come up a lot as someone the Mets should consider.

Washington has been the third base coach for the rival Atlanta Braves for the last couple of years and 10 years ago, he got the Texas Rangers to two consecutive World Series appearances.

Bob Melvin

He’s the current manager of the Oakland A’s and is under contract for another season, so some maneuvering would have to happen here.

The Mets have reported interest in Billy Beane and that could be a luring angle. Melvin was a finalist for the job in 2010 before it went to Terry Collins.

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Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws. In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views. After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016. In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season. In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW. Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.
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