The New York Mets have had a busy couple of weeks: first hiring Billy Eppler to serve as the club's new general manager, then going on a free-agent-signing spree that included Max Scherzer, Starling Marte, Mark Canha, and Eduardo Escobar. The Mets will have to continue applying the finishing touches to their roster once Major League Baseball's owner-induced lockout ends. In the interim, the Mets can focus their energies on another important task: identifying and hiring their new manager.
The Mets are one of two teams without a skipper. (The other, the Oakland Athletics, allowed incumbent manager Bob Melvin to leave for the same role with the San Diego Padres earlier this offseason.) While New York hasn't yet conducted any interviews, SNY's Andy Martino provided an update on potential candidates on Friday. Per Martino, the Mets have some level of interest in the following individuals: