The New York Mets have not provided a lot of information on who will be involved in their new manager search. Their only answer is that they are going to interview everyone they can and despite that Joe Girardi seems to be the odds on favorite.
— SNY (@SNYtv) October 6, 2019
Girardi has shut down and idea of him taking the job, leaving everything to speculation. Since he was let go by the Yankees after the 2017 season, he has been itching to get himself back in the dugout. He is a former World Series winning player and manager with one of the brightest minds in all of baseball.
Is he the Man for the Job?
Girardi would be a major upgrade from the lackluster manager that was Mickey Callaway. His bullpen and overall pitching decisions were better and he is exactly what the modern manager should be. Girardi definitely has an ego and will put players in their place, but it is hard to find someone who did not enjoy playing for him.
Joe Girardi said on WFAN that he will be in New York next week — for FOX studio work — and he expects to interview for multiple managerial openings.
(Reports out of Chicago said he’ll interview with the Cubs.)
Nothing groundbreaking there, but that’s what he said.
— Tim Healey (@timbhealey) October 8, 2019
The most important quality about Girardi is that he will answer to no one when it comes to managing the game. It was part of the reason why he was pushed out by the Yankees. They wanted someone who they had control over, which is why Aaron Boone was handed the job.
If the Mets choose to let someone have full control of the team, Girardi is the perfect guy. He knows New York, knows how to handle young players and how to manage pitching staffs. If the reports of decisions coming from the front office are true, then Girardi and Brodie Van Wagenen will not get along.
Hopefully, for the Mets sake, they decide to hand the reigns over to Girardi.