Phillies lose out on Mickey Callaway in manager search

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 1: Pitching coach Mickey Callaway #32 talks with new relief pitcher Andrew Miller #24 of the Cleveland Indians prior to the game against the Minnesota Twins at Progressive Field on August 1, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 1: Pitching coach Mickey Callaway #32 talks with new relief pitcher Andrew Miller #24 of the Cleveland Indians prior to the game against the Minnesota Twins at Progressive Field on August 1, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /
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Another manager is off the market as the Phillies slow search continues

Phillies general manager Matt Klentak is being meticulous in his first ever manager search, but perhaps he’s being a bit too meticulous.

After more names surfaced on Sunday morning as reported interviews the New York Mets have reportedly decided on their next manager.

Cleveland Indians pitching coach, and reported favorite for the Phillies job, Mickey Callaway will reportedly sign with the Mets. This report comes from the New York Post, and has been confirmed by multiple news outlets.

Callaway is the third managerial hire of the offseason, following Ron Gardenhire in Detroit and Alex Cora expecting to sign with the Boston Red Sox after the World Series.

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Cora and Callaway were the two hottest names entering the offseason despite neither having major league managerial experience.

Philadelphia and their division rival Washington Nationals are the only teams still without a manager. Washington fired Dusty Baker despite winning consecutive division titles under the veteran leader.

Only the New York Yankees, who lost in game seven of the American League championship Saturday night, remain as a team considering a leadership change. The Yankees won 91 games in Joe Girardi’s 10th season at the helm.

At least six available people have been interviewed for the Philadelphia job, three of which are in-house candidates: Juan Samuel, Dusty Wathan, Jorge Velandia, Manny Acta, Phil Nevin, Gabe Kapler, and Chip Hale.

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Other names connected to the team include former Tigers manager Brad Ausmus, former Mariners bench coach Tim Bogar, former Marlins manager Mike Redmond, Dodgers Director of Player Development Gabe Kapler, and former Red Sox bench coach Gary DiSarcina.

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