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  • abat
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    So Syracuse too hired manager who will never managed a game. Asterisks are going to be get used a lot!

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  • Drucifer
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    Mets Name Brian Schneider New Quality Control Coach

    Schneider gets Luis Rojas' old role

    by Danny Abriano
    7 Feb 2020, 1:27 PM ET


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ID:	10160The Mets are naming Brian Schneider their new quality control coach, reports SNY's Andy Martino.

    Schneider will fill the role that was vacated when Luis Rojas became manager.

    The 43-year-old Schneider had initially been hired earlier this offseason to manage Triple-A Syracuse, so the Mets will now need to fill that vacancy.

    Schneider will serve as a conduit between the front office, coaching staff and players on issues including game preparation, strategy and analytics. He will also oversee catching instruction.

    "Brian is a welcome addition to our coaching staff," Rojas said in a statement. "He has been in a major league uniform as a player and as a coach for the better part of the last two decades and his insight will be a valuable tool as he communicates ideas between our front office, myself, his fellow coaches and our players."

    Schneider, who most recently worked for the Marlins as their catching coach, managed the Jupiter Hammerheads in the Florida State League in 2014.

    He spent two seasons with the Mets during his 13-year big league career, hitting .243/.323/.356 with 12 homers in 169 games spanning 2008 and 2009.

    Schneider, who was represented by then-agent Brodie Van Wagenen during his playing career, also played for the Expos/Nationals and Phillies, retiring after the 2012 season.

    While announcing the Schneider promotion, the Mets also announced that Tony DeFrancesco will assume outfield coaching duties in addition to his current roles as first base coach and baserunning instructor.


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  • NY FANG
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    Originally posted by saxon View Post
    per Andy Martino:



    Replay Coordinator? Sounds like the perfect job for Carlos Beltran and company...is he still on the payroll?
    Two smacks on the garbage can means challenge...

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  • West Coast Mets Fan
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    Originally posted by saxon View Post
    per Andy Martino:



    Replay Coordinator? Sounds like the perfect job for Carlos Beltran and company...is he still on the payroll?
    Not exactly, his only strength was picking up the catcher's signs, word on the street is he was terrible on HR replays and safe/out calls at a base!

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  • saxon
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    per Andy Martino:

    Mets are seeking a new quality control coach to replace Luis Rojas. Also the team is returning Jim Kelly from pro scout to replay coordinator
    Replay Coordinator? Sounds like the perfect job for Carlos Beltran and company...is he still on the payroll?

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  • yogi8
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    What changed between then and now?
    Nothing. BVW provided an answer designed not to offend Rojas who was younger than Perez. As I wrote in my previous post the organization considers Rojas as an asset and didn't want him looking for greener grass. Perez is not and never was attached to the Mets and probably wouldn't be interested in any position other than Manager. Perez is still in the running for the Astro's job along with Showalter and Baker
    Last edited by yogi8; 28-Jan-2020, 12:08 PM. Reason: Makes more sense if I change kooking to looking for greener grass.

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  • West Coast Mets Fan
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    What I find interesting is he reportedly came in third during the last round behind Beltran and Eduardo Perez. Why the leap over Eduardo at this stage? The word back then was that the FO didn't think he was quite ready for the majors. What changed between then and now?

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  • yogi8
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    We have a manager! Luis Rojas comes with 3 seasons managing the Mets A team (Savannah), 1 year at St Lucie (A+) and 2 seasons at Binghamton. Could be wrong, but don't think so, the FO wouldn't have kept and advanced Rojas over 7 years if he were stumbling around clueless. Another plus is having Hensley Meulens at his side and a complete coaching staff at St Lucie prepping for pitchers and catchers.

    Lets Go Mets
    Last edited by yogi8; 23-Jan-2020, 01:44 PM.

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  • yogi8
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    I'd favor Hensley Meulens who spent 5 seasons with the Giants and Bruce Bochy, 3 as the hitting coach and 2 as bench coach. That would give him 3 WS rings or 1 more than the 21 Mets managers.

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  • saxon
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    So now that Beltran is gone, who is left as replacement candidates?

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  • Drucifer
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    Mets Officially Announce Coaching Staff for the 2020 Season

    Jeremy Hefner joins as pitching coach, while Chili Davis returns as hitting coach

    8 Dec 2019, 6:36 PM ET

    The Mets have made their coaching staff for the 2020 MLB season official on Sunday night.

    In a press release, the team announced who will be helping out Carlos Beltran in his first managerial season, including the return of hitting coach Chili Davis and the addition of pitching coach Jeremy Hefner.

    "We are excited to complete our coaching staff following a very thoughtful and extensive process," Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen said. "Carlos drove this search and prioritized talented coaches who share his player's first vision and complement his skill sets."

    Beltran added: "I am looking forward to working with this talented, knowledgeable and experienced group. Each member of the staff brings a unique perspective and expertise that will give myself and all of our players the tools they need to succeed."

    Beltran's bench coach will be Hensley Meulens, who was serving in that role for Bruce Bochy with the Giants for the past two seasons. His vast coaching experience should be a vital tool for Beltran throughout the season.

    Here's how the rest of the staff is stacked:
    • Assistant hitting coach Tom Slater
    • Third base coach Gary DiSarcina
    • First base coach Tony DeFrancesco
    • Bullpen coach Ricky Bones
    • Quality control coach Luis Rojas
    • Assistant pitching coach Jeremy Accardo


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  • Drucifer
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    Mets Add Hensley Meulens, Tony DeFrancesco To Coaching Staff


    by Mark Polishuk
    8 Dec 2019, 5:37 PM CDT

    The Mets officially announced their coaching staff for the upcoming season, which included a few new faces in the mix. Hensley Meulens will be the bench coach, confirming previous reports that Meulens was the favorite for the job. Jeremy Hefner’s role as the new pitching coach was made official after news broke of his hiring two weeks ago, while Tony DeFrancesco will join the staff as first base coach.

    Meulens has spent the last two seasons as the Giants bench coach, and the previous eight years as the club’s hitting coach. That long stint in San Francisco included a brief period working with Mets manager Carlos Beltran, who played for the Giants over the last two months of the 2011 season. The 52-year-old Meulens has long been considered as a potential manager himself, and was seen as a potential heir apparent to Bruce Bochy, though Meulens wasn’t hired after being interviewed by the Giants this fall. Meulens also reportedly came close to joining the Marlins’ coaching staff this offseason, though he will now work in New York for the second time in his professional career — Meulens’ first five seasons as a player were spent with the Yankees from 1989-1993.

    DeFrancesco has managed the Mets’ Triple-A affiliate for the last two seasons, and also interviewed for the big league managerial job before Beltran was hired. DeFrancesco has spent the majority of his 28 seasons as a coach and manager at the minor league level, though he also worked as the Athletics’ third base coach in 2008 and briefly served as the Astros’ interim manager in 2012.

    Beyond the new hires and Jeremy Accardo’s promotion from pitching strategist to assistant pitching coach, the rest of New York’s staff will return to their roles from the 2019 season. The returning group includes hitting coach Chili Davis, assistant hitting coach Tom Slater, third base coach Gary DiSarcina, quality control coach Luis Rojas, and bullpen coach Ricky Bones.

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  • Drucifer
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    https://twitter.com/JonHeyman/status...63219023745026

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  • Drucifer
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    Mets Hire Jeremy Hefner as Pitching Coach

    Hefner had been working as the assistant pitching coach for the Twins

    by Danny Abriano
    27 Nov 2019, 11:16 AM ET


    The Mets and Jeremy Hefner are in agreement on terms for him to become pitching coach, reports SNY's Andy Martino.
    Jon Heyman of the MLB Network reported on Tuesday that Hefner was the choice.

    Hefner, who worked this past season as the assistant pitching coach for the Twins, was hired by Minnesota as a scout after the 2017 season shortly after his pitching career ended.

    Martino reported on Monday night that Hefner was a "very strong candidate" to land the Mets' gig while also reporting that Gil Patterson was out of the running.

    Aside from Hefner and Patterson, the Mets interviewed "rising star" Chris Fetter, who has been working as a pitching coach for the University of Michigan since 2018. They were also linked to Steve Karsay, who was the Brewers' bullpen coach this past season.

    The 82-year-old Phil Regan served as the Mets' interim pitching coach in 2019 after the firing of Dave Eiland in June, and it is possible that Regan -- who has been working for the Mets since 2009 -- will remain in the organization in a different capacity.

    Hefner played for the Mets from 2012-13, but his major league career was derailed due to a pair of Tommy John surgeries -- in 2013 and 2014.

    "Hef is among the first wave of players who finished their careers and are really comfortable with this data," Twins baseball operations director Daniel Adler told The Athletic's Dan Hayes last season. "Those guys are going to be better ambassadors for this stuff than we can ever be. There's always going to be something helpful about a person who played to make our research better and communicating to others who may be more skeptical."

    With the hiring of Hefner, manager Carlos Beltran's staff is starting to come together. Hensley Meulens is expected to become the bench coach, and Chili Davis recently agreed to an extension to remain the hitting coach.

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  • NY FANG
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    I'll answer this in July...
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