Mets Interviewing Two Highly Underwhelming Managerial Candidates on Monday

Arizona Diamondbacks v Miami Marlins
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The New York Mets decided to part ways with manager Mickey Callaway, whose relative inexperience showed late in games when it came to strategy and roster decisions.

You would think that the Mets would take a hard right turn and go after a manager with ample experience, but they are interviewing two candidates on Monday, and neither would quite qualify as such.

According to Jon Heyman of MLB Network, the Mets are interviewing Mike Bell and Eduardo Perez.

Bell is the Arizona Diamondbacks’ vice president of player development, while Perez has been an analyst for ESPN for the last several years.

To their credit, both Bell and Perez are former big league players. However, neither have experience as an MLB manager.

Perez, who played 13 seasons in MLB and is the son of Hall of Famer Tony Perez, was a bench coach for the Houston Astros back in 2013 and he spent a little time as the Miami Marlins hitting coach in 2011.

Bell, a former third baseman for the Cincinnati Reds, did interview for the Baltimore Orioles and Texas Rangers managerial openings last year. He's well-respected within the industry, but you wonder if a short stint as the manager of a minor league team, the Visalia Rawhide, is enough experience for a gig like this.