Earlier this month, the New York Mets made the decision to fire manager Mickey Callaway. He managed the team for two seasons and won 86 games during the 2019 campaign – but it wasn’t enough for the playoffs.
The former Cleveland Indians pitching coach found himself in need of a new job.
Meanwhile, the Mets are looking for a replacement for Callaway. New York is reportedly working through a few persons of interest, including former New York Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran.
According to MLB insider Ken Rosenthal, the Mets have three candidates in mind.
Beltran, former New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi and Arizona Diamondbacks farm director Mike Bell.
Mike Bell and Carlos Beltrán are just two of the candidates the #Mets plan to interview in person for their managerial vacancy. Team also will interview former #Yankees and #Marlins manager Joe Girardi, per @JonHeyman. Others also under consideration.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) October 9, 2019
Beltran played for seven MLB teams and was a 9-time All-Star during his career. After his baseball career ended, Beltran interviewed for the New York Yankees managerial job – though it eventually went to Aaron Boone.
Now he’s set to interview for the other New York job.
Former Yankees manager Joe Girardi is most-accomplished manager in the race and has experience managing in New York.
As for Bell, his brother is the current manager of the Cincinnati Reds.
Rosenthal suggested other candidates are also under consideration for the Mets moving forward. Stay tuned for the latest on the search.