The New York Mets have made plenty of moves this offseason by bringing in some star talent but haven’t made a decision about their new manager until Saturday.
Steven Cohen, the owner of the Mets, announced that Buck Showalter will be the newest manager of the organization. Showalter has coached over 3000 games in his career. He has a 1551-1517 record. Showalter was the AL Manager of the Year in 1994, 2004, and 2014.
This was an interesting decision for the Mets as many fans wanted Curtis Granderson to be the team’s next manager. Showalter has shown that he can be a manager of a competitive team as he found some success with the Orioles and other teams throughout his career.
The Mets made some big moves this offseason including bringing in star pitcher Max Scherzer, Mark Canha, Eduardo Escobar, and Starling Marte. Major League Baseball is currently facing a lockout, so expect the Mets to make some more moves once the lockout is over. Steve Cohen has proven that he’s going to spend money and once free agents are able to be signed, he’s going to do the same thing that he did before the lockout.
The Mets have everything that they need to make a deep run into the playoffs. With the talent they have on their roster, anything short of a World Series would be a disappointing season for New York.