Buck Showalter will change into the following manager of the Mets, owner Steve Cohen introduced via Twitter.
Showalter, 65, is a three-time American League Manager of the Yr with 1,551 wins in his 20-year managerial profession. Astros bench coach Joe Espada and Rays bench coach Matt Quatraro had been additionally into account for the job, according to ESPN.
Per MLB Network’s Jon Heyman, the Mets will signal Showalter to a three-year deal.
After beginning his managerial profession with the Yankees in 1992, Showalter final coached in 2018, his ultimate yr of a nine-season stint with the Orioles.
Showalter will succeed Luis Rojas, whose workforce choice for 2022 was declined after the Mets missed out on the playoffs for the fifth straight season. New York went 77–85 final yr, ending third within the NL East.
The Mets have been busy within the offseason to date, giving Showalter loads of expertise in his first season. Regardless of shedding pitcher Noah Syndergaard to the Angels in free company, the Mets signed outfielder Starling Marte to a reported four-year, $78 million deal.
However the workforce’s largest transfer got here in spending $130 million on a three-year contract for three-time Cy Younger winner Max Scherzer. The Mets additionally signed outfielder Mark Canha and infielder Eduardo Escobar earlier than the lockout started.
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