Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that the Mets will interview ESPN analyst Eduardo Pérez for their managerial vacancy.
I guess if the Yankees have a former player-turned-broadcaster as their manager the Mets want one too? OK, that’s not totally fair. Pérez has coached before, serving as the hitting coach for the Marlins and as bench coach with the Astros. He also managed in the World Baseball Classic and in winter ball, so he’s not without experience. Still, a bit of an outside-the-box candidate given that he’s so associated with broadcasting in recent years.
The Mets are also, as you probably know, considering Joe Girardi and Carlos Beltrán, along with Diamondbacks farm director Mike Bell, Twins bench coach Derek Shelton and current Mets coach Luis Rojas.