The New York Mets managerial search now has five names instead of the original four. The original crew of Derek Shelton, Tim Bogar, Eduardo Perez and Carlos Beltran are joined by Pat Murphy. The organization hopes to have a name selected by the time the GM meetings start on November 11.
Mets actually have 5 who are still alive for manager: Shelton, Bogar, Perez, Murphy, Beltran. They are finishing up the 3rd round of interviews which includes Fred Wilpon and will have a call before the GM meetings, which begin Nov. 11
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) October 31, 2019
With the Royals officially hiring Mike Matheny on Thursday, the Mets are one of three teams who still need a manager. With free agency quickly approaching, the Mets would be better served to select their candidate in time for the team to make some moves.
Owners in On the Manager
Putting Fred Wilpon in the interview process should be very telling of how the organization works. This third round of interviews will likely be surrounded around what Wilpon wants to ask. If everyone in the room likes a candidate, but the Wilpons do not, the candidate will not get the job.
The 3rd round unlocks a sit down with Fred Wilpon. The 4th round unlocks a sit down with the ghost of Nelson Doubleday. I don’t even wanna know what happens in the 5th round… https://t.co/UrdkHMZhS5
— Mets Raccoonronavirus (@mets_coon) October 29, 2019
Unfortunately, just like a big business, the top guy has the final say. In this case the everyone answers to the Wilpons and we know how power hungry they are. Judging by the lack of success over their time as owners, the Wilpons have been wrong way more than they have been right.
Since Davey Johnson was fired in 1990 the Mets have gone through 10 managers. Only two of them lasted at least four full seasons. The Mets roster is full of talent now and the man they select for the job has to be the one who finally guides this team to a championship.