MLB New York Mets

Buck Showalter, current favorite for the Mets manager job, will interview for the vacancy on Wednesday

Written by Doug Rush

Buck Showalter, current favorite for the Mets manager job, will interview for the vacancy on Wednesday

Buck Showalter could be one step closer to coming back to anew York as a manager.

The 65-year-old former manager of the New York Yankees is set to interview with the New York Mets, a job that he’s viewed for as the favorite to land.

New Mets ace pitcher Max Scherzer reportedly has told the team that Showalter is his preference for the manager job.

The Mets apparently have also interviewed former Los Angeles Angels and Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus earlier this week.

Showalter last managed in MLB back in 2018 with the Baltimore Orioles.

About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.


In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.


After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.


In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.


Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.