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BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 18: Manager Joe Girardi #28 of the New York Yankees talks with Manager Buck Showalter #26 of the Baltimore Orioles before the game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on May 18, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 18: Manager Joe Girardi #28 of the New York Yankees talks with Manager Buck Showalter #26 of the Baltimore Orioles before the game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on May 18, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 20: Outfielder Carlos Beltran is presented with his hat by manager Joe Girardi during Beltran’s introductory press conference at Yankee Stadium on December 20, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Stay away from the Beltran – Nick Bradshaw

Joe Girardi would be a perfect fit as Mets manager. We all know he can handle the job in New York and he led the Yankees to a World Series championship in 2009. Most importantly, he knows how to handle a bullpen.

As much as I love Carlos Beltran and his career with the Mets, I really don’t want him to be the next Mets manager. The Mets are in “win now” mode and bringing in a guy with no managerial experience just because he is a beloved Met doesn’t make much sense to me. They need to hire a guy with a good track record and someone that knows what he’s doing.

Brodie and the Wilpons can’t bring in another guy with no managerial experience. They did this with Mickey Callaway and we all know how that turned out.

Although he isn’t Girardi, Buck Showalter is also a good fit. For some reason, based on this past season and the Mets wanting nothing to do with the Yankees, I don’t think they’ll bring in Girardi because of his association with the Yankees.

It seems silly and makes no sense to approach hiring a manager in that way, but I think that may be how ownership is looking at it. I will be pleasantly surprised if Girardi is the next manager. However, Showalter has the proven track record and I think he can come in and lead the Mets to the postseason.

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