Not long after there was a report of Person A’s conduct first manager interview emerged, the Mets started an interview carousel of their own. Andy Martino of SNY report that the Mets conducted their first management interview today and are expected to continue the process on Tuesday. Among the identified management candidates include a trio of bench coaches— Houston’s Joe Espada, Tampa Bay’s Matt Quatraro and Pittsburgh’s. Don Kelly– as well as two veteran managers, Buck Showalter and Brad Ausmus.
Martino noted that the current list of applicants still has plenty of room to grow, but pours cold water on the notion that beloved Mets alumni Curtis Granderson and David Wright will be interviewed after their names appear in previous discussions. Whoever shortlists and wins an interview seat will meet GM Billy Eppler and his newly minted staff. Owner Steve Cohen will meet with vetted candidates some time after the first round of interviews.
The identity of the candidate interviewed today is none other than Brad Ausmus, every Jon Heyman of MLB Network. Ausmus has quite a bit to do with his candidacy that certainly earned him his first chance to meet the Mets decision-makers. One of such factors in Ausmus’ favor is his relationship with Eppler, as Ausmus served as a special assistant to Eppler before being promoted to mining manager in 2019 while the two worked with Eppler. Angels. In other net news, Fansided’s Robert Murray also Note that Ausmus is a Dartmouth alum like Mets president Sandy Alderson and assistant GM Bryn Alderson.
Unlike some applicants who haven’t been interviewed, Ausmus also has a track record as a Major League manager. During his spells for the Angels and Detroit, he racked up a 386-412 record as a manager, including two winning seasons at the helm and one playoff appearance. It also probably doesn’t affect Ausmus’ case that his best season in Detroit coincided with Max Scherzerwas the last season in AL. The Scherzer, one of the Mets pickup trucks this season, possesses one of the game’s more fiery personalities and is perhaps best handled by a tunneling operator familiar with the pace of the game. he.
If Quatraro’s name rings out, it’s probably because he’s been interviewing with Person A in the past few days. It’s no surprise that the Tampa Bay bench coach has interviewed for 100% of this season’s management position. The Rays proved their division’s winning team during Quatraro’s time as the bench coach, which is no small feat considering the powerhouses fall within that same range. Martino report that Quatraro is preparing for an interview on Tuesday.
There haven’t been many updates to the remaining Espada, Kelly and Showalter contenders, though they’re all still solid picks after the advent of MLBTR their candidacy last week. Jon Heyman notes (via Twitter) with which Espada and Eppler share a “close bond” dating back to their time in the Yankees and called Espada a “heavy competitor”.
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