Mets Set To Hire Carlos Mendoza From Yankees As Next Manager

Photo: Instagram/Carlos Mendoza

Since Terry Collins resigned in October 2017, the Mets have struggled with managerial consistency, going through six managers in seven seasons.

None of them lasted more than two years on the job, with the shortest tenure being just 76 days. In an effort to bring stability to the team, the Mets are reportedly set to hire Carlos Mendoza, the Yankees' bench coach, as their next manager.

This move comes after the dismissal of Buck Showalter in October. While the Mets have not officially confirmed the hire, sources indicate that the announcement will likely be made later this week once final contract details are worked out.

Photo: Instagram/Carlos Mendoza

Carlos Mendoza, 43, has an extensive history with the Yankees, having served as a bench coach for four seasons under manager Aaron Boone. He also spent six years on their Major League staff.

Mendoza, a Venezuela native, has experience as a Minor League coach and manager and previously played in the Yankees and Giants organizations. This hiring marks Mendoza's first Major League managerial role and makes him one of the few Venezuelan-born full-time managers in Major League history. 

Mendoza's friendly and affable personality, along with his ability to enforce discipline when necessary, has been described by voices in baseball. This hiring represents a significant change from the previous Mets manager, Buck Showalter, known for his extensive managerial experience. 

This move is the first major hire under the new president of baseball operations, David Stearns, who considered other candidates like Craig Counsell, Mark Kotsay, and Andy Green during the selection process.

Mendoza's primary task as the 25th manager in Mets history will be to bring stability both to the dugout and the organization, which has seen a revolving door of managers and heads of baseball operations since Terry Collins's departure.

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Source: MLB


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