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Mets nearing managerial decision with Kevin Long, Manny Acta among possibilities

The team might makes its decision soon.

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The Mets are looking to make their decision on hiring a new manager in the coming days, according to a report from the New York Post, with Kevin Long and Manny Acta among the possibilities for the job. The report notes that the team is looking to wrap things up by October 31, as that’s the date that the contracts for Long, who has served as the team’s hitting coach, and Pat Roessler, the assistant hitting coach, expire.

Although the Nationals announced that they are not bringing back Dusty Baker next year, there doesn’t seem to be any chance that he’ll enter into the Mets’ plans for the job. The other candidates are the ones that have become familiar over the past couple of weeks: Joe McEwing, Mickey Callaway, and Alex Cora. But Cora is expected to be named manager of the Red Sox, who like the Mets and several other teams fired their manager once their 2017 season ended.