Meet the Mets
The finalists in the 2021-2022 Mets Managerial Extravaganza are Astros bench coach Joe Espada, Rays bench coach Matt Quatraro, and 20-year veteran Buck Showalter.
With Steve Cohen sitting in on the second, and probably final, round of interviews, a manager is expected to be named by the end of the week.
Okay, so Buck Showalter doesn’t have a World Series Trophy room in his house, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t a winner.
Around the National League East
In addition to the acquisition of Dee Strange-Gordon on a minor league deal Saturday, the Nationals made an exhilarating second move by signing former Phillie Maikel Franco to a minor league deal of his own.
Remember Travis d’Arnaud? Of course you do! In a characteristically injury shortened season, he became a World Series champion.
Around Major League Baseball
Out of the dugout, former Cardinals manager Mike Shildt is expected to start a new job in the Commissioner’s Office.
Throughout history, in years where the owners didn’t unanimously vote to lock out the players, a lot of stuff happened on December 13th!
This Date in Mets History
One year ago today, [REDACTED] was named the 14th General Manager in Mets history.