Dusty Baker To New York Mets A Done Deal?
Is Dusty Baker to the New York Mets a done deal?
New York’s other baseball team is currently in the midst of its second managerial search of the offseason.
Former skipper Carlos Beltran and the organization agreed to go their separate ways after he found himself embroiled in the Houston Astros cheating scandal. He lasted exactly 77 days.
Beltran became the third manager to lose his job over the Houston signal-stealing operation, after AJ Hinch and Alex Cora.
That means there are now three prominent major league franchises looking for new leadership.
According to the New York Post, the Mets are seriously looking into hiring Baker for the role.
The 70-year-old was originally viewed as an option to replace Mickey Callaway last May, but ultimately the trigger was never pulled.
When the time ultimately came to step in for Callaway at the year’s conclusion, Beltran got the nod.
Baker has previously managed the San Francisco Giants, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds and Washington Nationals. He reached the playoffs with each and every team. Many view him as precisely the sort of stabilizing presence that could lead a franchise through a period of turmoil.
The Mets will reportedly do a little more due diligence in the coming days, but barring something unforeseen happening, there is a very good chance they will offer Baker a job. Whether he actually accepts it or one of the other ones he will inevitably be offered is anyone’s guess.