Firing a manager is the easy, if necessary, part. Now the question is: Who do the Mets get to fill the vacancy? It’s another test for Brodie Van Wagenen. He failed the “big trade” test but seemed to hit a home run in his first MLB draft. How he does here may go a long way in determining the club’s future.
Maybe the Mets put too much emphasis on how the potential new manager does in his interview. Mickey Callaway checked all of the boxes and Art Howe lit up the room and, geez, Terry Collins must have done something right in his interview.
Perhaps they need a guy to throw his championship ring on the table and then say nothing else. Maybe they need a guy who aggressively interviews them, rather than the other way around. Shoot, it could be the way to go is to pick the guy who seems to want the job the least.
However the Mets conduct the interview, they need to come up with the next Davey Johnson or Bobby Valentine. And they need to avoid coming up with a repeat of the five guys who’ve managed the club since they showed Valentine the door.
What type of manager should the Mets hire?
- Grizzled Vet - Baker, Girardi, Showalter (70%, 42 Votes)
- Some Previous Experience - Farrell, Porter, Ventura (17%, 10 Votes)
- New Blood - Beltran, Cone, Rojas (13%, 8 Votes)
Total Voters: 60