Tim Bogar is no longer being considered for the Mets’ managerial post, Mike Puma of the New York Post reported last night. The Mets were in the process of conducting their third round of interviews for their new manager and opted not to bring Bogar in for another interview, after it was initially reported that he would receive a third interview after the conclusion of the World Series, in which Bogar was serving as the Nationals’ first base coach.
The Mets have now concluded their final round of interviews, according to reports, and should announce a decision “soon.” However, a final decision is not expected until after the weekend. While the first two rounds of interviews included meetings with GM Brodie Van Wagenen and other front office personnel, the third round of interviews involved owner Fred Wilpon meeting with the candidates for the first time.
The remaining list of candidates now stands at four: Brewers bench coach Pat Murphy, former Met Carlos Beltran, ESPN’s Eduardo Perez, and Twins bench coach Derek Shelton—with the latter three having a confirmed third interview with the Mets. The Mets, Giants, and Pirates are now the only three clubs that have yet to name a new skipper.