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Edgardo Alfonzo Mets manager candidate

Now that the Mets have the managerial vacancy available, it is time to review the list of candidates to replace Mickey Callaway, especially the Latin Americans, among whom is the Venezuelan Edgardo Alfonzo, who is part of the minor league coaching staff of the New York organization.

General manager Brodie Van Wagenen described the list as "extensive," journalist Anthony DiComo noted on the digital portal mlb.com.

Alfonzo, who will turn 46 on November 8, is greatly appreciated by Mets fans, who enjoyed his efficient performance as a third baseman and hitter for eight seasons between 1995 and 2002. This year he became champion as manager of the affiliate of the New York-Penn League of weak class “A” classification by winning 43 of 75 meetings.

The other Latino candidates to guide the metropolitans are a Dominican and three Puerto Ricans.

Luis Rojas is the Quisqueyan representative. He is part of the big team's coaching staff after he worked for eight seasons as a coach in the organization's branch system.

The Puerto Ricans are Joey Cora, a former infielder who is the third base coach for the Pittsburgh Pirates and has worked in the minors with the Mets; Joe Espada, who currently serves as bench coach for the Houston Astros, and former outfielder Carlos Beltrán, who is working as an advisor to the New York Yankees organization. The list of candidates to lead the Mets also includes options such as Joe Girardi, Robin Ventura, Mike Matheny, Joe McEwing, David Cone, Tony DeFrancesco, Buck Showalter and Joe Maddon.

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