A blast from the past with a twist! Recently, SNY reported that a “Mystery candidate,” will be interviewing for the open Mets managerial job today. A tactic widely used by Scott Boras to drum up interest in his clients, it’s kind of fun to see it used in a different manner. The mind boggles at the possibilities. Another shot for Carlos Beltran? An under-the-radar approach for Anthony Recker? An apology to Willie Randolph for the way he was let go?
If nothing else it seems like a boost of adrenaline for an otherwise uninspiring group of candidates. It’s like Snow White and the however many dwarfs, with the former Yankee manager playing the lead role. The good news is that the bar’s not set too high, with the new guy just needing to be better than a guy who finished under .500 in back-to-back years and a guy who was a sexual predator.
Who do you want as the next Mets manager?
- Buck Showalter (84%, 32 Votes)
- Brad Ausmus (5%, 2 Votes)
- Joe Espada (5%, 2 Votes)
- Mystery Candidate (5%, 2 Votes)
- Bob Geren (0%, 0 Votes)
- Matt Quatraro (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 38