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Dusty Baker, Luis Rojas, Eduardo Perez in consideration for Mets manager job

Dusty Baker

The New York Mets are seeking a new manager after firing Carlos Beltran on Thursday, and they may look to both new and old candidates for the job.

According to the New York Post’s Mike Puma, the Mets are considering veteran manager Dusty Baker for the job. Baker was not among the candidates the Mets seriously considered before hiring Beltran after last season, but he has a proven record of success and would be available as a candidate.

Puma further reports that some within the Mets’ organization like internal candidate Luis Rojas, who is the team’s quality control coach. ESPN analyst Eduardo Perez, who was considered for the job previously, may also be in the mix.

Perez, Rojas, Derek Shelton, Tim Bogar, Joe Girardi, Pat Murphy and Tony DeFrancesco were among a large group of candidates to interview for the position over the fall. Girardi is now the manager of the Phillies and would be out of the mix.

Complicating issues for the Mets, they will now be competing with the Red Sox and Astros in making a hire, as all three fired their respective managers over the Astros cheating scandal.

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