New York Mets owner Steve Cohen has made headlines with the way he tweets, but on Saturday, he made headlines because of the breaking news in his tweet.

Cohen tweeted on Saturday that the New York Mets had hired Buck Showalter as their new manager, beating out candidates such as Houston Astros bench coach Joe Espada and Tampa Bay Rays bench coach Matt Quatraro for the position.

The 65-year-old coach takes over a Mets team that finished 77-85 after being in first place in the NL East for over 100 days.

This will be Showalter’s fifth stint as a Major League Baseball manager having managed the New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles, and Arizona Diamondbacks. Named American League Manager of the Year three times, he has a career record of 1,551-1,517.

Showalter’s most recent managerial run was with the Orioles, where he led Baltimore to three playoff appearances, one AL East title, and a 2014 AL Championship Series berth in eight seasons. His contract was not renewed following the 2018 season.

In the years since he has worked as an MLB Network analyst for YES. But now he’ll be switching NY allegiances as so many former Yankees have done over the years.

The reaction on social media has been interesting as Mets fans chimed in, rival fans had their opinions and the way in which Cohen announced the decision was discussed as well.

We’ll see how the Buck Showalter Era goes in New York. To be specific, the second Buck Showalter Era in New York.

[Steve Cohen]

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