Fisher: Mets' Managerial Search "Totally Wide Open"

Adam Fisher believes Joe Girardi is an ideal candidate, but the Mets may go in another direction

Taz and the Moose
October 24, 2019 - 9:57 am
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As the World Series rages on, so too does the Mets’ search for a new manager. The Mets are reportedly considering a number of candidates to replace Mickey Callaway, who went 163-161 in two seasons in Queens.

“For the Mets, it really seems totally wide open,” SNY MLB analyst Adam Fisher said on Taz & The Moose. “I like Girardi. They’ve got a limited window here with Jacob deGrom’s prime. Brodie Van Wagenen said, ‘I’m coming in to win.’ Girardi is a proven winner. He’s wound very tightly, but he did it in New York for a decade. You take the strengths and the weaknesses and you try to win for three or four years with him. That’s how I go about it.”

The Mets, however, may go in a different direction.

“They’re not going 180 from Mickey Callaway,” Fisher said. “You mentioned (Eduardo) Perez; you mentioned (Carlos) Beltran; we’ve always got Tim Bogar, who doesn’t have any managerial experience outside of an interim stint; and Luis Rojas, who’s a really, really well-regarded coach in the Mets’ system – (and) also the son of Felipe Alou. That hasn’t really been out there too much, but an interesting nugget for the fans. He’s got great bloodlines, as we say, in baseball. 

“But for me, it seems very wide open,” Fisher continued. “Based on who they’re interviewing, they’re not necessarily leaning toward Girardi. Eduardo Perez seems like an interesting candidate. Ultimately, I’d probably prefer Girardi, but it seems to me to just be very wide open. Anywhere from three to four of those guys would have a shot.”

Click below to listen to Fisher’s interview in its entirety.