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New York Mets are hiring Buck Showalter as their next manager

Written by Doug Rush

New York Mets are hiring Buck Showalter as their next manager

Buck Showalter is officially back in baseball. And he’ll even get a chance to return to New York too.

New York Mets owner Steve Cohen announced the hiring of Buck Showalter as the team’s next manager.

Showalter was viewed as the favorite for the job, as he beat out Houston Astros bench coach Joe Espada for the job.

Mets pitcher Max Scherzer reportedly advocated to the team that Showalter was his choice for the job, in which, it may have helped Showalter’s case.

Showalter first got into managing in 1992 when he took the New York Yankees manager job and lasted until 1995 before Joe Torre took over in 1996.

Showalter is known for taking team’s manager job and turning them around, which he did with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles, his last managing role before he left in 2018.

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.