Mets To Reportedly Hire Carlos Beltran As New Manager, With Terry Collins To Serve As Bench Coach

Mets To Reportedly Hire Carlos Beltran As New Manager, With Terry Collins To Serve As Bench Coach

by Nick Giacone November 01, 2019 0 Comments

It sounds like some familiar faces are returning to Flushing. The Mets will reportedly name former All-Star OF Carlos Beltrán as their next manager, and while not confirmed, Terry Collins is on the top of Carlos' list to serve as his bench coach:

This concludes a managerial search that started on October 3rd when Mickey Callaway was relieved of his duties. The Mets had narrowed it down to two candidates before the final decision: the aforementioned Beltran and ESPN Deportes analyst Eduardo Perez.

The choice to go with Carlos is an intriguing one. While his history as a player needs no mention, this will be Beltrán’s first foray into managing at any capacity. In 2018, he served as a special advisor to Yankees GM Brian Cashman.

The Mets front office hopes Beltrán follows the likes of Alex Cora and Aaron Boone as former players who become successful first-time managers. And while adding Terry’s wisdom and experience certainly helps hedge the bet, Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen is taking a major risk here. He had the chance to hire successful, proven managers such as Joe Girardi or Buck Showalter for a team that needs to win now, and yet he’s chosen to tie his legacy to a first-timer.

But what’s done is done. Carlos and Terry should be coming back to Queens and it’s time to focus on 2020. Let’s Go Mets!

 




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