The New York Mets managerial search has turned into a chess match. Alex Cora will manage the Boston Red Sox (I’d bet on it). Bob Geren and Chip Hale are out of the running. Robin Ventura is not interested in managing again. Kevin Long is a possibility; so is Joe McEwing and Sandy Alomar Jr. Remember: If Long doesn’t get the job he may opt to leave the organization, which will leave the team without a hitting and pitching coach.