MLB Rumors: New York Mets Down to 2 Candidates for Manager Job

The New York Mets are undergoing some massive changes this offseason. While the roster on the field will look much different, so will the team's leadership group including their manager. Rumor has the Mets are down to two candidates for the position.

Brad Ausmus and Buck Showalter are both unemployed and appear to be at the top of the Mets consideration list. Word is the organization has interviewed a ton of candidates including some very interesting names. These include Don Kelly of the Pittsburgh Pirates, former All-Star Curtis Granderson, and Tampa Bay Rays bench coach Matt Quatraro.

Showalter would be the polarizing name of the mix. He's a three-time Manager of the Year and would bring a wealth of experience to the Mets. At 65 years old, he's certainly an experienced candidate as he's spent over 20 years in the Majors managing including for the Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees and Arizona Diamondbacks.

As for Ausmus he has a solid relationship with Mets general manager Billy Eppler from their Los Angeles Angels days. The 52-year-old led the Angels to a 72-90 record in his one season of manager.

The vacant position for the Mets was created when they fired Luis Rojas after last season. Rojas led the Mets to 103-119 record in his two seasons.

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