MLB: Mets wants to take the Bench Coach away from the Astros and already interviewed him for manager

The New York Mets they have interviewed the Houston Astros Bench Coach, Joe Espada, as part of his ongoing manager search. He becomes the fifth known interviewee, joining the most experienced Matt Quatraro, Buck Showalter, Brad Ausmus and Bob Geren.

The 46-year-old Espada has spent the past four seasons as Houston’s bench coach. His first two years were under AJ Hinch, and he held that position even after the club passed Dusty Baker following Hinch’s firing for his role in the 2017 signal theft scandal:

Prior to his time with the Astros, Espada spent four seasons in the Yankees organization, the last three of which came to Joe Girardi’s coaching staff. Espada’s time in the Bronx partially overlapped with that of current Mets general manager Billy Eppler, who served as AGM with the Yankees from 2012 to 2015.

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To date, Puerto Rican Espada has no managerial experience in the Major Leagues. However, he has long been considered a viable candidate for a higher position at some point.

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I am fond 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: Mets wants to take the Bench Coach away from the Astros and already interviewed him for manager