The New York Post is reporting that Kevin Long is a top priority for the Mets to interview as the team's manager.
Kevin Long, the Mets hitting coach for the last three seasons, will be interviewed for the team’s managerial vacancy within the next few days, according to an industry source, as general manager Sandy Alderson and his staff search for Terry Collins’ replacement.
The 50-year-old Long has never managed above the Single-A level in the minor leagues, but has earned the confidence of team officials for his communication skills and grasp of analytics. Though largely untested in a leadership role, Long has supporters in the organization who believe he is capable of holding a team together.
Read more here from the Post.
The funny thing is, I heard from reliable sources that a few months ago Kevin Long was saying that he wasn't coming back to the team if things didn't change. Did that mean for him to be offered the manager's job? Also, is he the solution to the mess?