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Outside The Confines: The Mets get Buck wild

One managerial search has come to an end.

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The long hunt for the Mets' new manager has come to an end, and the new skipper will be none other than former Orioles manager Buck Showalter. Showalter has agreed to a three-year contract with the Mets going into the 2022 season.

Showalter hasn’t managed in the majors since leaving the Orioles in 2018, but has previously won the AL Manager of the Year award three times. He’s also jokingly best known for leaving both the Yankees and Diamondbacks right before they each won the World Series.

Showalter has a reputation for helping turn teams into contenders over a short period, which likely made him appealing to the Mets in spite of the long run of losing seasons for the Orioles. Showalter had a 1551-1517 managerial record over with the four teams he has managed to date.

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