MLB Manager Rumors 10-21

MLB Manager Rumors

MLB Manager Rumors 10-21

The MLB season is entering week four of the off season. Well, the off season for all those teams that did not make the playoffs. We still have seven managerial openings across the MLB. With the candidate list starting to get smaller, four teams have finalized their searches to a precious few. Read below for the latest MLB Manager rumors.

Mets Final Four

The New York Mets interviewed eight candidates. Only four of them have been asked back for a second interview. Joe Girardi is the choice of the fans. Girardi is the only remaining candidate that has actual major league managing experience. As a bonus, he was the manager of the cross-town New York Yankees. Girardi is also a finalist for the Philadelphia Phillies. The Mets insist that offers to Girardi by any other team will not speed up their hiring process.

Tim Bogar is the only other candidate who has actual experience as a manager. However, that was in the minor leagues. Bogar also was the interim manager for the Texas Rangers for 22 games in 2014.

Carlos Beltran and Eduardo Perez are the other two finalists. Beltran is a former Mets player and potential Hall of Fame player. Perez is the son of Hall of Famer Tony Perez. Beltran has never even been a coach before, while Perez does have prior experience as a major league coach.

Philadelphia Freedom

The Phillies have only had three candidates, and those same three candidates still remain today — Dusty Baker, Buck Showalter, and Girardi. Showalter has ties to the Phillies front office from his days as the manager of the Baltimore Orioles. Girardi is reportedly the choice of Phillies owner John Middleton. It was reported that Middleton made the call to fire Gabe Kapler.

Cubs King of the North

The rumors from the Windy City have the Chicago Cubs down to two candidates. David Ross is a former Cubs player and now the special assistant of baseball operations is one front runner. The other one is Joe Espada, who also has interest from at least two other teams, the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants. Espada, however, is a little busy right now, serving as the Houston Astros bench coach preparing for the World Series.

Padres New Father

The San Diego Padres manager search is now down to two candidates. The reported favorite is Jayce Tingler. Tingler is a player development executive with the Rangers. Ron Washington is also in the mix. Both candidates have ties to Padres General Manager AJ Preller when he was in the Rangers organization. Washington served as the manager of the Rangers from 2007-2014. Preller also worked closely with Tingler during his ten year career in Texas.



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