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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Mets News: Mickey Callaway To Be Named The 21st Manager Of The Mets

Image result for mickey callawayMets News: Mickey Callaway To Be Named The 21st Manager Of The Mets

In a shocking move, the New York Mets will name Ex-Indians Pitching Coach Mickey Callaway to be the 21st manager of the New York Mets.

Who is better to lead the New York Mets and their pitching staff than Mickey Callaway. The Mets are trying to sure up the loose ends and keep their pitching staff healthier than it was in 2017.

Many reports came out that Kevin Long and Manny Acta were frontrunners for the position, but I guess the Mets brass seen it differently.

Callaway, 42, has built the Indians' pitching staff into one of the best in baseball since joining the team in 2013. Cleveland, who finished with an American League-leading 102 wins, led the majors in ERA (3.30), strikeouts (1,614), shutouts (19) and complete games (7), and finished third with an opponents' batting average of just .236.

Keeping pitchers healthy has been a huge problem for the Mets, with injuries to Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz and Zack Wheeler derailing the season.

Prior to joining the Indians, Callaway also coached with the Rangers, Angels and Rays.

Mets News: Mets Expected To Name New Manager By Tuesday

Image result for kevin longMets News: Mets Expected To Name New Manager By Tuesday

The New York Mets still looking for their next manager have their choices dwindling down to three. Ron Gardenhire took the Tigers job and Alex Cora is expected to take the Red Sox job.

The Mets would like to make an official announcement by next Tuesday to who is gonna lead the blue and orange.

NY Post's Joel Sherman says the Mets front office is leaning on Kevin Long or Manny Acta as their next skipper and the outside chance that Joe McEwing could get the job.

There have been no reports as to Mickey Callaway being seriously considered for the job.

Sandy Alomar Jr. has been mentioned to be interviewed by the Mets, but he also looks to have an outside shot at the job.

My guess is that the Mets will give Kevin Long the position because he has been with the Mets for awhile and knows the team. But since he does not have any managerial experience he will have to be paired with a bench coach that does. 

It's going to be interesting on how the Mets approach this and see how they handle their choice of management and coaching staff.



Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Mets News: Mets Narrow Search For New Manager

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Mets News: Mets Narrow Search For New Manager

The New York Mets continue their search for their next manager. Multiple reports say the Mets have narrowed their choices down to 5 or 6 candidates.

The Mets have started their first round of choices and have interviewed their hitting coach Kevin Long for the new position and intend on interviewing Alex Cora ( Astros Coach) Tuesday, along with other candidates on Wednesday such as Mickey Callaway (Indians Pitching Coach), Joe McEwing (White Sox Bench Coach), and Manny Acta (Mariners Third Base Coach).'

The Mets have reached out to former Tigers Manager Brad Ausmus, but he declined to the offer. Instead, he is considered to be the next Red Sox manager.  Former Mets Third Basemen Robin Ventura, who was considered a candidate has shown no interest being interviewed for the job.

The others in the field that were considered to be early candidates like Dodgers bench coach Bob Geren, Indians coach Sandy Alomar Jr., and A's coach Chip Hale has not been contacted to be interviewed by the Mets.

Many have speculated the Mets to have Kevin Long as the frontrunner for the position even though he has no previous managerial experience.

Former Mets and current Dodgers outfielder Curtis Granderson, who played under Long as a Met and as a Yankee, said he believes Long has the potential to succeed in a managerial role.

"If that were to happen, then obviously he would be up for the challenge," Granderson said earlier this month. "He's always energetic, he communicates, which I think is the biggest thing a manager needs to have."

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Mets News: Mets Will Move Triple-A Team To Syracuse In 2019

Syracuse could be New York Mets territory in 2018, but how long would it stay that way?Mets News: Mets Will Move Triple-A Team To Syracuse In 2019

The New York Mets days in Las Vegas appear to be numbered.  The Mets have struck a deal to buy the Syracuse Chiefs of the International League to make their top affiliate, according to the Syracuse (New York) Post-Standard.

The Mets have a player development contract that provides players to the 51s through the end of the 2018 season. After that, the 51s would have to seek a new MLB affiliate.

The agreement to purchase the Chiefs is expected to be announced Tuesday at NBT Bank Stadium in Syracuse, the Post-Standard reported.

Meanwhile, the 51s will be searching for a new major league partner after the 2018 season. Las Vegas as an attractive affiliate because of the ease of travel, among other things, though Cashman Field remains one of the worst facilities in Triple-A and the 51s have been vocal about their desire to move to Summerlin.

However, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority this week will consider an agreement that would pave the way for the 51s owners to build a stadium in Summerlin.

The 51s have previously been affiliated with the San Diego Padres (1983-2000), Los Angeles Dodgers (2001-08) and Toronto Blue Jays (2009-12).

The Washington Nationals currently play in Syracuse, though that doesn’t mean they’ll affiliate with the 51s. With many player development contracts expiring after next season, multiple teams could shift affiliates. Besides the Nationals, the Milwaukee Brewers could be a team looking for a new Triple-A affiliate.
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