MLB: Buck Showalter’s old friend turns him down to be his right-hand man for the Mets

The search for the New York Mets of a bench coach under new captain Buck Showalter continues, as famed journalist Jon Heyman reports (via Twitter) that the team “signed up” but was ultimately turned down by the coach on Grand Canyon University chief Andy Stankiewicz.

New NYM manager Showalter and Stankiewicz have some history, as the latter served as a useful man for the New York Yankees from Showalter in 1992 and 1993 when it was ‘lean days’ in the Bronx:

This cordial refusal is the latest in a series of recent rejections for the Mets organization, who were denied the opportunity to speak with the San Francisco Giants and their pitching coach, Andrew Bailey, for their bench coach vacancy today. .

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Only on Sunday, the San Diego Padres denied the Mets the chance to chat with their coach, Ryan Flaherty, who in his playing days was managed by Showalter, this in the Baltimore Orioles, so he knows him very well.

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I am a fan of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, the LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even a friendly NBA 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Graduated in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and within days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB: Buck Showalter’s old friend turns him down to be his right-hand man for the Mets