The Mets' search for a new manager could be reaching its final stages.
According to SNY's Andy Martino, the Mets have narrowed the search down to three internal candidates: Luis Rojas, Hensley Meulens, and Tony DeFrancesco.
Martino notes that while there's a chance another candidate could still enter the mix, the Mets "see benefits of going internal."
Martino reported earlier on Tuesday that the Mets are hopeful of finding their next manager within the next few days.
While there are some higher-profile outside names available, it appears that the Mets will stay in-house for their next hire.
Houston has been linked to experienced big league managers Dusty Baker and Buck Showalter. They will also be interviewing Eduardo Perez, who was one of the finalists for the Mets job before it went to Beltran.
Rojas, currently the team's quality control coach, is thought of very highly among some of the current players on the roster, including Pete Alonso, Jeff McNeil, and Dominic Smith, who have all said good things about Rojas' ability as a manager.
Meulens has spent the last 10 seasons with the San Francisco Giants, eight of those seasons as hitting coach and the final two as bench coach. The Mets originally hired Meulens to be Carlos Beltran's bench coach.
DeFrancesco has been the manager of the Syracuse Mets for the past two seasons. In December he was announced as the Mets' first base coach, but that is obviously subject to change depending on how things play out. He has also been a coach with the Houston Astros and Oakland Athletics.