The Mets’ managerial search continues, but one former player has jumped in with a suggestion.
Mike Vaccaro of the New York Post wrote a column on Thursday on why the Mets should hire Buck Showalter…and Adam Jones, who played under Showalter for nine seasons in Baltimore, chimed in that the Mets hiring Showalter would be “great” in this twitter thread:
Jones was a four-time All-Star, three-time Gold Glover, and one-time Silver Slugger under Showalter from 2010-18, slashing .280/.318/.464 with 234 home runs in 1,362 games. He left Baltimore at the same time as Showalter, signing with Arizona in 2019, and he has spent the last two seasons playing for the Orix Blue Wave in Japan’s Pacific League.
Showalter, 65, has not managed since being let go by the Orioles at the end of 2018, and currently works for YES Network and MLB Network as an analyst.
He was interested in the Mets’ job in 2019-20 before they hired Carlos Beltran, and his next stop would be his fifth, as he has managed the Yankees (1992-95), Diamondbacks (1998-2000), Rangers (2003-06) and Orioles (2010-18).
Mets GM Billy Eppler said during Max Scherzer’s introductory press conference on Wednesday, as well as during his appearance on Carton & Roberts, that the Mets’ search is narrowing down and interviews would be beginning shortly.
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