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Mets Manager Search: The absolutely worst options to lead the team in 2020

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 04: Carlos Beltran talks after being introduced as manager of the New York Mets during a press conference at Citi Field on November 4, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 04: Carlos Beltran talks after being introduced as manager of the New York Mets during a press conference at Citi Field on November 4, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
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These people wouldn’t stand a chance at becoming the next manager of the New York Mets. Thank goodness because they might be the worst possible choices.

The world of baseball has been unraveling into chaos the past few weeks due to what is being called the worst cheating scandal in MLB history. The MLB head offices have been under fire because of their choices in how to penalize those involved. The most recent target of the MLB’s wrath has been former New York Mets manager (if we could even call him that) Carlos Beltran.

Beltran has resigned from his position before even managing one game. Now our beloved New York Mets are a mere month from Spring Training without a manager.

While many have their opinions on who should be the next manager for the Mets, here are some people I would never want to have.

1. Jimmy Dugan (A League of Their Own)

As much as I love watching Tom Hanks portray the short-tempered Jimmy Dugan, I don’t think he would be a good option for the job. Despite his success with the Rockford Peaches, his raging alcoholism mixed with the bitterness of his disappointing career should explain the majority of it.

Leadership skills: 6/10

Media tact: 0/10  (if I could go into negative numbers I would)

Coaching Experience: 8/10

2.Lauren Summer or Julia Rose

The two Instagram models who flashed the camera during the world series would probably be some of the worst choices for the job. A big factor of that being how they have lifetime bans from any MLB park so they would have to work on location. That paired with their minimal experience in coaching and their tendencies to distract the players they would not be very good choices.

Leadership skills: 2/10

Media tact: 10/10

Coaching Experience: 0/10

3. Howie (The Benchwarmers)

While Howie is my favorite character from The  Benchwarmers due to his clinch at-bat, he would not be a solid choice for the new manager of the Mets. The list of his cons includes his inability to leave his house due to his fear of the sun, his acute social anxiety, and the fact that he knows nothing about baseball. While we still think that Howie is the MVP for his at-bat where he showed up to the plate with a toy sword and got hit by a pitch to clinch the game, he would be a terrible manager.

Leadership skills: 2/10

Media tact: 0/10

Coaching Experience: 0/10

4. Johnathan Papelbon

While Papelbon had many successful seasons with the Boston Red Sox where he went on to be a four-time All-star as well as a World Series winner, he is one of the most hated baseball players of his time. This might have to do with his severe anger issues which lead to many fines, suspensions, fights, etc. Oh and also for him to choke out Bryce Harper in 2015 who while is not a likable person, was Papelbon’s teammate at the time. This leaves him very far down on my list of people I would want for our new manager

leadership skills: 0/10

Media tact: 0/10

Coaching Experience: 0/10

5. Alan Trammel

While on one hand, Alan Trammel is a Hall of Fame baseball player. On the other hand, the 2003 Tigers which Trammel managed had a 43-119 record. Despite the team not having much promise, to begin with, I think that is enough of an explanation.

Leadership skills: 3/10

Media tact: 6/10

Coaching Experience: 7/10

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From the world of fiction or even the one we live in, who do you think would be the absolutely worst candidate to manage the 2020 Mets?

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