After parting ways with Mickey Callaway, the Mets are searching for a new manager. Here's the latest on candidate Mike Bell...
Oct. 14, 7:55 PM:
Bell interviewed for the Mets' manager position Monday, as first reported by MLB Network's Jon Heyman.
Bell wasn't the only one to interview for the manager position Monday, as Eduardo Perez met with the team as well, as reported by SNY Insider Andy Martino.The Mets have already interviewed Carlos Beltran, and Tim Healy of Newsday reported Monday that they've already interviewed Luis Rojas, as well.
Oct. 13, 2:09 PM:
Bell will be interviewing with the Mets on Monday, but that might not be the only one he receives this offseason.
The Pirates are also showing interest in the D-Backs director of player development, per MLB Network's Jon Heyman.
Oct. 12, 10:27 PM:
Bell's in-person interview with the team is reportedly set.
According to MLB Network's Jon Heyman, Bell is scheduled to interview with the team on Monday.
The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal was the first to report that Bell would interview for the Mets job.
Bell, the younger brother of Reds manager David Bell, currently works with the Arizona Diamondbacks as the team's vice president of player development. Rosenthal noted that Bell has previously interviewed for the Rangers and Orioles when they had manager openings last year.
Bell has been with the club for 13 seasons, three of which in his current role. Prior to that, Bell spent six seasons as the club's director of player development, overseeing the D-backs minor-league affiliates. A D-backs affiliate captured their league championship eight times under Bell's watch.
Bell has three seasons under his belt as a minor league manager, compiling a 131-146 record with short-season Yakima (2007) and Single-A Visalia (2008-09).