New York Mets | Carlos Mendoza hired as manager

(New York) The New York Mets hired as manager Carlos Mendoza, who was the bench instructor for the New York Yankees.

A source familiar with the matter told the AP anonymously because the Mets have not made a formal announcement.

Mendoza has spent the last four seasons supporting Aaron Boone with the Yankees.

He replaces Buck Showalter, fired by the Mets on the 1ster october.

Mendoza becomes the first major hire for new Mets president of baseball operations David Stearns.

Winning 101 games in 2022, the club only signed 75 wins in 2023, despite the largest payroll in the history of major baseball.

Mendoza will turn 44 this month. He served as manager in the Venezuelan Winter League, but never beyond the A level in the minor leagues.

The Mets are on their fourth manager since 2017, when Terry Collins was replaced after seven years at the helm.

We can even talk about a fifth manager: Carlos Beltran was appointed to the position, but he was fired before a single game, following the investigation into the conduct of the Astros during the 2017 World Series.

The Mets’ payroll was $355 million on the first day of the campaign.

The club played well until the 1er June, before a slide which was followed by other bad sequences. Ultimately, Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer and other veterans were traded as the trade deadline approached on 1er august.

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