McEwing was reportedly a top candidate for the Mets’ managerial position when it last became available in 2018. While the team is now under new leadership, they may still have some interest in the former Mets’ utility player.
While McEwing does not have experience as the lead manager for an MLB club, he has spent the last eight years as a third base and bench coach for the Chicago White Sox.
While their experience with Callaway may steer the Mets away from another first-time manager, if the team did elect to pursue a young coach with a new vision, McEwing would certainly be worth their consideration.
While the hope for a turnaround in 2019 still exists in many fans, it seems likely that Mickey Callaway won’t survive the season as Mets’ manager. I predict that the team will cut ties with their skipper before the All-Star break and turn to bench coach Jim Riggleman to manage the team on an interim basis to finish the season.
While I consider Buck Showalter and Joe Girardi to be the best available managerial candidates I am not convinced that either would be interested in managing the New York Mets.
I expect the team will come down to two former Mets Gibbons and Ventura as their top two candidates during the offseason. Gibbons’ experience in the postseason will give him the edge, making him the 22nd manager in the history of the New York Mets.
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