Pedro Lopez is going to be a big time candidate for the Mets big league manager job no matter what happens with Collins in the near future.
Lopez is currently the manager of the Triple-A Area 51’s and has been within the organization for some time now. Lopez is most well known for being the manager of the Binghamton Mets from the years 2012-2016, where he took the B-Mets to the Eastern League title in 2014.
Before leaving the B-Mets last season to join the Las Vegas Area 51’s as the full time replacement for Wally Backman in 2017, Lopez left the B-Mets as the winningest coach in the organization’s history and was inducted into the Binghamton Baseball Shrine in 2016.
So why Lopez? Other than his success at the minor league levels, why is Lopez the right pick for the Mets possible vacant managing position?
Lopez, who is only 47 years of age, would be a breath of fresh air for the Amazins. Lopez is not only young and can bring a different feel inside the Mets clubhouse, but he has managed many of the Mets young faces at the minor league levels, so he knows the team well. Guys by the names of Amed Rosario, Michael Conforto, and more, have all had hands on experiences with Lopez in the past and have shown no disdain only praise for the young minor league manager.
Plus, we already went in depth about Lopez here.