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Manager should care about team as much as fans do, Showalter says

Manager should care about team as much as fans do, Showalter says

  • Mets
  • Yankees
Dec 15
SW Creative
  • SportsWriters

Former New York Yankees manager Buck Showalter told the public what fans want from a manager.

Speaking on the MLB Network after the New York Mets named Billy Eppler their new general manager on November 18, Showalter explained what Mets fans “want in your general manager, and a manager, from that standpoint, it’s that you care about the team as much as I (the fans) do.”

Meanwhile, reports said that this week that the Mets would hold a second round of interviews with three managerial candidates: veteran manager Showalter, along with Joe Espada and Matt Quatraro, who are looking into becoming first-time skippers.

Joining the interview is team owner Steve Cohen with Eppler leading the search to look for Luis Rojas’ replacement, who left the team after two seasons and a 103-199 record.

In his initial review, Showalter likely said the same thing to the Mets, as he hinted at while talking on the MLB Network.

“They (Mets fans) want to know when they wake up that this guy … he’s touching every possible angle to make the Mets better,” Showalter said. “Are you engaged? Does it mean as much to you as it does to them? They’re the ones who get up and read all the Mets transactions and thinks about the offseason and what’s going on and what have you, and they got somebody like that in Billy. Billy’s engaged and he loves to compete and I also think they got a real ethical guy who’s going to do the right moral thing as the tiebreaker.”

  • Buck Showalter

    William Nathaniel "Buck" Showalter III is an American former Major League Baseball manager. He served as manager of the New York Yankees , Arizona Diamondbacks , Texas Rangers ,

  • Joe Espada

    Josue Espada is a Puerto Rican professional baseball coach and former minor league player. He was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is the bench coach for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball

  • MLB Network

    The MLB Network is an American television sports channel dedicated to baseball. It is primarily owned by Major League Baseball, with AT&T's WarnerMedia News & Sports, Comcast's NBC Sports Group,

  • Billy Eppler

    Billy Eppler is an American baseball executive who is the general manager of the New York Mets of Major League Baseball .