Kevin Long and Joe McEwing Out Of Running For Mets Manager

According to what sources have told Marc Carig of Newsday, hitting coach Kevin Long and White Sox bench coach Joe McEwing are out of the running for the Mets managerial job.

On Thursday, a team source told Carig that the first round of interviews for the team’s opening had wrapped up, and that a final four included McEwing, Long, Mariners third-base coach Manny Acta, and Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway.

That would suggest that it’s now down to Callaway and Acta,

Stay tuned, a decision could come in 24 hours.

Original Report – Oct 20

Joel Sherman of the New York Post is reporting that the New York Mets would like to finalize a deal with their new manager this weekend and announce it before the World Series begins on Tuesday night.

Sherman also notes that the Mets are not expected to show interest in the recently fired Dusty Baker. The long-time manager was axed after only two seasons in Washington.

Multiple reports continue to say that Kevin Long is currently the favorite to replace Terry Collins as the Mets next manager while Manny Acta has emerged as a legitimate candidate. The Mets are also hoping that Long would stay in the organization if he isn’t offered the managerial gig.

White Sox bench coach Joe McEwing and Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway also interviewed for the position earlier this week. The Phillies have also shown interest in Callaway and have interviewed former Met coach Chip Hale.

The expectation is that the Boston Red Sox will announced Alex Cora as their new manager after the completion of the American League Championship Series. While the Detroit Tigers introduced Ron Gardenhire as their next manager today.

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