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  • 2019 Coaching Staff - Gary DiSarcina to 3B, Glenn Sherlock Moves to 1B & Ruben Amaro Jr. Moves to FO

    Mets Making Changes To Coaching Staff



    by STEVE ADAMS

    November 5, 2018 at 12:36 PM CDT

    The Mets have opted not to retain hitting coach Pat Roessler for the 2019 season, reports Joel Sherman of the New York Post (via Twitter). The Post’s Mike Puma adds that bullpen pitching coach Ricky Bones will be reassigned elsewhere in the organization. Meanwhile, assistant hitting coach Tom Slater will not be considered for the lead hitting coach job and will remain in his current role, per Puma.

    Roessler, 59 in December, spent just one year as the team’s primary hitting coach. He’d previously served as assistant hitting coach for three seasons, including two years in which the Mets set new franchise records for home runs hit (218 in 2016 and 224 in 2017). Prior to Roessler’s time with the Mets, he spent more than a decade with the Yankees as their director of player development — also at times working as their minor league hitting coordinator and field coordinator. He held similar roles with the White Sox, Expos and Astros from 1988-2004.

    Bones, 49, had a 10-year career as a big league pitcher and got his start as a coach in the minor league ranks with the Expos/Nationals franchise. He’s previously worked for more than half a decade as a pitching coach in the Mets’ minor league system and has also twice served as the pitching coach for Team Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic (2013, 2017). He’d been serving in his role as the Mets’ bullpen coach for the past seven seasons.

    It’s not yet clear what the future holds for the rest of the staff, though new general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said during his introductory press conference that Mickey Callaway would return as the Mets’ manager in 2019.

    12:36pm: The Mets have opted not to retain hitting coach Pat Roessler for the 2019 season, reports Joel Sherman of the New York Post (via Twitter). The Post’s Mike Puma adds that bullpen pitching coach Ricky Bones will be reassigned elsewhere in the organization. Meanwhile, assistant hitting coach Tom Slater will not be considered for the lead hitting coach job and will remain in his current role, per Puma.

    6:01pm: In addition to confirming the previously reported modifications, the Mets have some further tweaks to their staff, Van Wagenen announced (via Tim Healey of Newsday, Twitter links). Gary DiSarcina will become the third base coach while Glenn Sherlock will shift across the diamond to serve as the first base coach, leaving the club in search of a bench coach as well as a hitting coach and bullpen coach.

    Meanwhile, Ruben Amaro Jr. will move into a front office role advising Van Wagenen. Amaro has been in uniform since being removed from his position as the Phillies GM after the 2015 season.


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    More coaching changes...

    DiSarcina moves from Bench coach to 3B coach (good, get someone in there who can better help Callaway with the in-game mechanics).
    Sherlock moves from 3B coach to 1B coach (good, I felt that he made lots of poor decisions at 3B).

    And my favorite - Amaro Jr. moves from 1B coach to the front office as an advisor to the GM. Amaro is a very smart, knowledgeable guy. He helped acquire a lot of the guys currently on the Phillies roster. I like that BVW is surrounding himself with experienced front office personnel (Minaya & Amaro so far).

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    • #3
      you have to figure the guy knows how to run a company as a co-head to a major agency division.... you don't get there by flying solo.

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      • #4
        Who do we like as bench coach options? I’ve heard Riggleman’s name thrown out there. Frankly, I’d prefer to see a former manager who has garnered success - like a Joe Girardi or Don Mattingly who are both New York guys through their playing and coaching days. Both have also managed NL teams before - and when the NL moves to the DH will be easily transitioned.

        As far as hitting coach, Chili Davis has been rumored. Don’t know much about him, but he has worked with Red Sox and Cubs over the years and he hasn’t held a steady role anywhere...

        Perhaps it’s a situation where we promote from within.
        Valentino Pascucci anyone?

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        • #5
          Mets Notes: Riggleman



          by MARK POLISHUK

          November 12, 2018 at 2:18 PM CDT

          In other Mets news, Fancred Sports’ Jon Heyman recently tweeted that Jim Riggleman will interview for the team’s open bench coach position sometime this week. Riggleman served as the Reds’ interim manager for much of the 2018 season, and he would add over three decades of coaching and managerial experience to Mickey Callaway’s staff. SNY TV’s Andy Martino offers the alternative suggestion that the Mets should consider former Phillies manager Pete Mackanin as bench coach, arguing that Mackanin is more well-versed in how to apply modern analytics to in-game management.

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