Chad Kreuter still pegged as Syracuse Mets manager for 2021

Although it comes a season later than originally expected, it looks like Chad Kreuter will make his debut as new Syracuse Mets manager in 2021.

Kreuter was scheduled to begin his tenure with the team in 2020, but the coronavirus wiped out the season. After the major league season ended, parent club New York fired GM Brodie Van Wagenen and hired Jared Porter. New general managers often set their own field staffs throughout the minor league system.

Monday night Porter held his first Zoom call, along with Syracuse president Sandy Alderson. When the duo was asked whether Kreuter will indeed be in charge in Syracuse this spring, they said nothing was official yet but indicated that it’s likely Kreuter’s responsibilities will be unchanged.

“As far as all of our staffing, that will all be confirmed over the next couple of weeks I think. But certainly Chad will be back and I expect him to be in the same role,” Alderson said.
Tony DeFrancesco managed Syracuse in 2019, New York’s first season as Syracuse’s affiliate. Brian Schneider was supposed to take his place, but after he was named to the spot in Syracuse Schneider was promoted to New York’s staff.