Mets Hire Buck Showalter As Manager

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After weeks of speculation, the Mets have hired their new manager. Buck Showalter will take over the reigns of the team according to a tweet from team owner Steve Cohen. Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports that Showalter received a 3-year contract to manage the team.

Last week it was known that Showalter had advanced past the initial pool of candidates and moved onto the second round of interviews. This represents another close call at helming a dugout for the other two finalists, Tampa Bay’s Matt Quatraro and Houston’s Joe Espada. Despite reverence around the league for the latter two coaches, industry insiders quickly tabbed Showalter as the frontrunner for the Mets position.

More to come.

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