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Mets Morning News: Showalter introduced as manager

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Meet the Mets

Buck Showalter was formally introduced as manager of the Mets on Tuesday afternoon.

In an hour-long press conference, Showalter explained why he is the best fit for the job, and how he will help the Mets win consistently, and that managing the team is “about winning baseball games”.

During the press conference, Showalter expressed his desire to utilize analytics and blend them in with the human element of baseball.

Showalter now joins an exclusive club of people who have managed both the Mets and the Yankees.

Mike Vaccaro writes the Mets are Buck Showalter’s best last chance at winning a World Series while Joel Sherman says Showalter’s thirst for knowledge will have the Mets chasing the most important stat.

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