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Buck Showalter, Joe Espada and Matt Quatraro received a second interview for the New York Mets vacancy, sources say


Buck Showalter will be among the candidates to receive a second round of interviews with the New York Mets regarding her vacant leadership position, sources told ESPN and confirmed several reports.

Joe Espada will do his second interview on Thursday, while Matt Quatraro will also return to speak to the Mets, sources confirmed to ESPN.

New general manager Billy Eppler, who worked in the Angels’ organization from 2015-2020, said last month that he would speak to the baseball department about the best approach to hiring a skipper, by looking at the factors between in-game- Create management, analytical approach and clubhouse culture.

The Mets fired Luis Rojas after a season that saw the team claim first place for 103 days but ultimately finish 77-85 and miss the playoffs.

Showalter, 65, was the major league manager for four teams between 1992 and 2018. During his tenure with the New York Yankees, Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles, he won the American League Manager of the Year award. He also ran the Arizona Diamondbacks. He has a career record of 1,551-1,517.

Espada, 46, has previously interviewed for several senior positions in the Major League but has yet to be hired. He has been the Houston Astros’ bank coach since 2018, after also serving as third base coach with the Yankees and Miami Marlins.

Quatraro, 48, served on the Cleveland and Tampa Bay coaching staff where he is currently the bank coach.


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