There are three distinct paths the Mets can take in hiring their next manager. Each has its pros and cons. Buster breaks down the categories -- and potential candidates -- for the job.
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Buster and Karl Ravech discuss a series-altering blunder by Ronald Acuna Jr. and Walker Buehler's dominance (13:33). Plus, Joel Sherman of The New York Post talks about the Mets' future following the firing of Mickey Callaway and also names some potential managerial replacements (31:52).
The Mets intend to keep some core members of their pitching staff around, as general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said that Noah Syndergaard and Edwin Diaz will be returning to the club next year.
The Mets cut ties with second-year manager Mickey Callaway despite an 86-76 season highlighted by a midsummer surge that put them back in the postseason hunt.
Here's what you need to know about which managers have been fired, how appealing the vacancies are and how the searches are going.
Jeff Passan ESPN
Mickey Callaway is out as Mets manager. Another job open, another big market.
Can the Rays go to Houston and take down the Astros? Buster and Keith Law discuss that after reacting to the triumphant return of Yandy Diaz, Charlie Morton's strong start and Oakland's stumble in another winner-take-all game (14:57). Plus, Sarah Langs and "The Numbers Game" (41:13).
Mets star Jeff McNeil had surgery on Wednesday to repair his right distal ulnar fracture.
Mets slugger Pete Alonso said "it means the world" that the National September 11 Memorial & Museum wanted his custom first-responder cleats and baseball bat for its permanent collection.
The 2019 season proved too little, too late for the Mets, who rallied in the second half but still missed the postseason for a third straight year. Next on the agenda: deciding whether to retain manager Mickey Callaway, who is 163-161 in his two seasons.
The Astros, Yankees and Dodgers clearly were up to the task all season, but which teams were pleasant surprises and which ones disappointed?
From Pete Alonso to the mighty Twins to the Bronx Bombers, 2019 was the year of the long ball. We go deep to put it all in perspective.
Mike Soroka recovered from a shaky start in his playoff tuneup, but the banged-up Atlanta Braves limped into October with a 7-6 loss to the New York Mets in 11 innings Sunday when Dominic Smith hit a game-ending, three-run homer on his first...
With multiple teams frustrated with their 2019 seasons, this winter could feature a lot of turnover in the dugout.
Pete Alonso hit his 53rd home run to break the rookie record Yankees star Aaron Judge set in 2017, and the New York Mets beat the playoff-bound Atlanta Braves 3-0 on Saturday night.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
Here is what Aaron Judge said after Pete Alonso tied his Rookie HR Record yesterday. He surpassed it today. Judge: "He's eventually going to break it, I know that for sure. Happy for him. No better individual to represent not only the Mets but the City of New York. This is just the beginning for him, the first of many records he's going to break."
Mets slugger Pete Alonso hit his 53rd home run of the season Saturday night, breaking the MLB rookie record that Yankees star Aaron Judge set in 2017.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
Aaron Judge on Pete Alonso tying his Rookie HR record: "No better person to share it with. No better individual to represent not only the Mets but the City of New York. He's special. He's got that 'It' factor."
Pete Alonso hit his 52nd homer to match Aaron Judge's rookie record, and the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 4-2 Friday night.
Mets slugger Pete Alonso hit his 52nd homer of the season, tying Yankees star Aaron Judge's total from 2017 for most by a rookie.
Curtis Granderson, Tyler Heineman and Austin Dean hit late home runs and the Miami Marlins rallied against Zack Wheeler to beat the New York Mets 4-2 Thursday night.
Which Astros ace is most deserving? Is Trout vs. Bregman even a question? Let's hand out some awards.
The Phillies did not deliver on their preseason promise, but they weren't alone. What should they, the Red Sox, the Cubs and the Mets prioritize this winter?
They weren't household names on Opening Day, but surely you've heard of them by now. We decide which rising stars made the leap in 2019.