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MLB News: Mets Searching For New Skipper, May Look Across Town

On Monday night, the New York Post reported that the New York Mets are considering the idea of pursuing New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi as their potential replacement for skipper, with the hopes that he would lead the Mets youth movement into brighter days and hopefully a few titles.

Girardi is unsigned beyond this season with the Yankees and he would bring to the Mets an experienced leader who actually knows a thing or two about developing young ball players.  Now there has been question marks regarding his in-game decisions lately, but a plus that he brings to a young team is how to handle the media, how to handle the big city and also how he motivates his club to win. In other words a “True Leader”.

There isn’t anything out there to suggest that the Yankees skipper is looking to walk, and that wouldn’t even be on his mind at this point as he is preparing his team for Game 5 in Cleveland and if they prevail, then beyond.

But if teams want to draw up “what ifs”, then is there a possibility that he travels across town to join the team in Queens? I would think that the decision could be made for him if the Yankees don’t win Game 5. Not to say that it would mean he failed, but the ownership may be inclined to move on without him, freeing him up for suitors like the Mets. But even though the Mets grabbed headlines on an off day in the postseason, I am sure it’s the farthest thing from anyone’s mind in the Bronx at this point.

Moving forward the Mets have big decisions to make to ensure that there younger ball players will be led by someone that will be willing to develop them into winners. At this point, its unsure who fits that mold, but there are more than a few names being thrown around in the baseball world, and the key will be picking the right one, but just not a clone of the same ole thing. Mets fans can only take so much.

David Conde
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