Should the Guardians reach out to Buck Showalter?

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In case you have not heard, the Cleveland Guardians need to find a new manager. The Terry Francona era came to a close after 11 seasons and the team is looking for the next person to lead their team. The interview process has already begun with the team working on the inital steps in the managerial hire process. But should Buck Showalter, most recentlly of the New York Mets be someone on their radar?

Showalter is reportedly still looking to continue being a major league manager, expressing interest in the Los Angeles Angels' currently open position, according to the New York Post's Mike Puma. In comparison to the other former manager who has made his desire to manage again known, Brad Ausmus, Showalter is a much more enticing candidate even in his advanced age (67).

The veteran manager is generally seen to be a positive presence in the clubhouse despite on how things recently unfolded in Queens. Showalter has a career 1,727-1,665 managerial record during his 22 years with four separate ballclubs. The only organization that Showalter did not end up with more wins than losses was his four year stint with the Texas Rangers, but that was mostly due to a 71-91 first year, as he was 248 - 238 with that year excluded from the equation.

But would the Guardians seriously entertain the possibility of hiring Showalter? Gut reaction seems to point towards no. If Cleveland was a team that was much more closer to contending for a World Series run it would be different. But considering that they are in a position where they are going to need a manager to be with the team beyond just a few seasons, Showalter does not really align with their timeline. It honestly feels that Cleveland is going to want someone who will be with the organization for multiple years rather than a brief stint Showalter may be better suited for at this point in time.