New York Mets manager Buck Showalter won’t return to manage the team in 2024, the skipper told reporters before Sunday’s season finale against the Philadelphia Phillies.
“I wish things could have gone better this season because Mets fans deserve that,” Showalter said. “It’s not the ending I wanted, but I still love the city and the players.”
Statement from Mets owner Steve Cohen:
“We are heading in a new direction, with a new President of Baseball Operations and we let Buck know we’ll be parting ways. We will begin the search for a new manager immediately. Buck is a generational manager, and we value what he has done for our team, including leading us to a 101-win season and postseason berth last year. The commitment and heart that Buck brings to the game will be felt by our organization for years to come. We wish Buck all the best in the next chapter of his career.”
Showalter managed the Mets to a disappointing 74-86 campaign this season. He helped them win 101 games last season.