The more the merrier.
Two additional names emerged Friday in the Mets’ managerial search, bringing the number of known candidates to eight in the team’s search for Mickey Callaway’s successor.
Tim Bogar, a former Mets infielder who serves as the Nationals’ first-base coach, will receive a face-to-face interview with team brass. Also, Padres first base coach Skip Schumaker interviewed with team officials in recent days. Both candidacies were confirmed by The Post’s Joel Sherman.
The 52-year-old Bogar, who played for the Mets from 1993-96, has a working relationship with assistant general manager Allard Baird from their time together in Boston. Bogar spent 22 games as interim manager for the Rangers in 2014 following Ron Washington’s resignation and previously was the bench coach in 2012 for Boston, where he had a contentious relationship with manager Bobby Valentine, who was fired after one season.