The MLB’s New York Mets are hiring former New York Yankees bench coach Carlos Mendoza to fill their open managerial spot, the New York Put up’s Jon Heyman reported on Twitter.
Mers hiring Mendoza to handle @Joelsherman1 and I report
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) November 6, 2023
The hiring comes as considerably of a shock, because the Mets had been closely pursuing soon-to-be-former Milwaukee Brewers supervisor Craig Counsell.
Mendoza will cross boroughs from the Bronx into Queens after 15 years with the Yankees group, the final 4 of which he spent because the bench coach, ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported.
The rent is a sea change for a membership that simply fired veteran skipper Buck Showalter.
Showalter, who had 22 years of managerial expertise will now get replaced by Mendoza, who has by no means managed a significant league group. (RELATED: Clayton Kershaw Undergoes Main Surgical procedure, Placing 2024 Season In Doubt)
The transfer comes as half of a bigger overhaul of the Mets’ entrance workplace. Proprietor Steve Cohen made the choice to usher in a brand new president of baseball operations in David Stearns, who basically cleaned home by letting Showalter and common supervisor Billy Eppler go. Many believed that Stearns, whom the Mets employed from Milwaukee, would take Counsell with him, however now reports counsel that Counsell will take over for Chicago Cubs’ supervisor David Ross.
Mendoza comes over to a group that started the 2023 season with the very best payroll in MLB historical past, however in the end crashed and burned and ended up buying and selling away the vast majority of their flashy offseason acquisitions in what was in the end some of the costly hearth gross sales in commerce deadline historical past.
Expectations for the Mets underneath Cohen, who bought the group in 2020 for a whopping $2.4 billion, are excessive. His willingness to spend is near-unprecedented within the sport, and his group has already been linked to high-profile free brokers like Yoshinobu Yamamoto.