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Quatraro Has Second Interview With Mets

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Interest in having Tampa Bay Rays bench coach Matt Quatraro as a Major League manager has continued this week, as he received a second interview for the open position with the New York Mets on Tuesday, as reported by Buster Olney of ESPN.

Quatraro is one of three finalists for the job, joining former Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees manager Buck Showalter and Houston Astros bench coach Joe Espada.

The 48-year-old bench coach has also interviewed for the vacant Oakland Athletics position.  Oakland and the Mets are the only two teams remaining with open managerial jobs.

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Steve Carney is the founder and publisher of St. Pete Nine. One of the people most associated with baseball coverage in Tampa Bay, he spent 13 seasons covering the Rays for flagship radio station WDAE, first as producer of Rays Radio broadcasts, then as beat reporter beginning in 2011. He likes new analytics and aged bourbon, and is the owner of one of the ugliest knuckleballs ever witnessed by baseball scouts.

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