The "sense among Brewers people" is that their current bench coach, Pat Murphy, would be an "ideal fit" for Mets manager, reports Robert Murray.
The 61-year-old Murphy's name first emerged when the Mets were beginning their third round of interviews that eventually led to the hiring of Carlos Beltran, with Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reporting at the time that Murphy had already had two interviews with the Mets for the job.
Since parting ways with Beltran on Thursday amidst the Astros sign-stealing scandal, Luis Rojas has come up as a potential candidate and Joe McEwing has thrown his hat in the ring. Other potential candidates could include bench coach Hensley Meulens.
Terry Collins is not expected to be in the mix, SNY's Andy Martino reported Thursday.
Murphy has been the Brewers' bench coach for the last four seasons, where he has worked under Craig Counsell, who played for Murphy when he was head coach at Notre Dame.
While with the Padres from 2010-2015, Murphy served as a special assistant for baseball operations before managing in the minors.
Murphy managed the Eugene Emeralds in 2011 and 2012, when he guided the team to the best record in the Northwest League both seasons. Murphy then managed in Triple-A from 2013 to 2015.
On June 16, 2015, Murphy took over for Bud Black as the Padres' interim manager, going 42-54.
Murphy has also been the head coach for Arizona State University (1995-2009) and Notre Dame (1998-1994).
While at Arizona State, Murphy won the Pac-10 Coach of the Year four times (2000, 2007, 2008, 2009) and led the Sun Devils to the College World Series four times (1998, 2005, 2007, 2009).
He also became the youngest collegiate coach to notch 500 wins and oversaw a team that was not shut out in an NCAA-record 506 consecutive games.
Murphy's career record at ASU was 629-284-1.
At Notre Dame, Murphy guided the Fighting Irish to a 318-116-1 record, which included trips to the NCAA Regional Finals in 1992, 1993, and 1994.