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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Mets Fan Poll: Who Do You Want to be the Next Mets Manager?

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Mets Fan Poll: Who Do You Want to be the Next Mets Manager?

With all the talk about the next Mets manager, Mets Chronicle wants to know what you think who should be the at the helm in 2018?

So far the Mets the Mets choices are Kevin Long, Alex Cora, Manny Acta, Joe McEwing, and Mickey Callaway.

Here is your chance to voice your opinion based on the reports coming out Metsville. Please vote down below:

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Final Results will be posted as soon as next week!

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.

Commentary: Mets Shakeup In Queens

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It's been a while since I posted, sorry but the Mets did not meet my expectations and basically, I gave up on the season and continued with my daily grind at my job (that pays the bills).

My last post was on September 18th where the Mets sat at a 65-85 clip. I knew the team had given up because they only came back with a 70-92 record to finish the season. So I did not miss much. This team had so much promise in the beginning of the year, but injury after injury led them to their demise in which, the Mets have finally fired their longtime trainer Ray Ramirez. So hopefully we can see the team get managed injury free and less often. Like announcer Ron Darling commented on a telecast, "trained as baseball players, not bodybuilders."

Now the Mets have started to look forward towards to the 2018 season and first off the Mets will be with a new manager. Terry Collins looking back did more than I expected as Mets manager. He led them to multiple playoffs and even a World series run which fell short. Now he will be the assistant to still Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson, who wants to build a new culture in the minors with help from Collins.

There are multiple candidates for a manager in 2018. Ex-Mets Robin Ventura, Joe McEwing, Bob Geren (Ex-Coach), Chip Hale (Ex-Coach) and hitting coach Kevin Long lead the list for the position. Outsiders Brad Ausmus, Joey Cora, Sandy Alomar Jr., and also Joe Girardi (If the Yanks Fail) have also been mentioned about the position.

My favorite to replace Collins would have been Wally Backman if he had stayed with the organization. The Mets need a firey field general, but the Mets may go with a guy that's more analytical towards Sandy's style.  But it's up in the air right now who they are going to lean on and may take after the World Series to find their man.

The coaching staff is also up in the air without a new manager yet. Pitching Coach Dan Warthen was let go of his duties mainly because he was not going to be paired with Collins anymore. Warthen did his best and helped this team to get to the forefront when healthy. The new manager usually picks his own staff that he wants to work with.

Of the Mets' other on-field staff members, only third-base coach Glenn Sherlock is under contract for 2018. Alderson said he expects the hitting and assistant hitting coaches Kevin Long and Pat Roessler to return, though perhaps not in their current roles. Like I said, Long is a candidate to replace Collins as manager, a move that would likely result in a promotion for Roessler.

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