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Mets Hire Hitting Coach Kevin Long
October 24th, 2014 at 12:14 AM
The New York Mets announced Thursday that they have hired Kevin Long as their new hitting coach for the 2015 season. Let go by the cross-town rival New York Yankees earlier this month after spending seven seasons in the same position for the Bombers. As we mentioned earlier today, Long...

New York Mets Interview Kevin Long for Hitting Coach Vacancy
October 23rd, 2014 at 6:00 PM
The New York Mets have interviewed their first candidate for their vacant hitting coach position, and it is a familiar name to New Yorkers. The Mets have expressed interest in hiring former Yankees batting coach Kevin Long to fill the same position in Queens, CBS New York's website is reporting....

Houston Astros Hire Ex-Mets Batting Coach Dave Hudgens
October 19th, 2014 at 7:00 PM
The only coaching casualty of the 2014 season came in May for the New York Mets, when hitting coach Dave Hudgens was fired. Hudgens didn't take his firing well, going on a media campaign and blasting the team for not giving GM Sandy Alderson enough money to work with. In...

New York Mets Reach Out to Dave Magadan About Hitting Coach Vacancy
October 16th, 2014 at 12:41 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Mets will certainly be thorough in their search for a new batting coach. Early candidates included former Mets Bobby Abreu and Edgardo Alfonzo, while reports late last week have indicated that the Mets have reached out to former New York Yankees' hitting coach Kevin Long. The...

Former New York Mets’ Coach Chip Hale Named Arizona Diamondbacks’ Manager
October 13th, 2014 at 12:26 PM
***PHOTO1*** A coach with New York Mets' ties has a new job description. Chip Hale, who was the Mets' third base coach in 2010 and 2011, has been named the new manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks according to multiple reports (including this one from ESPN). Hale was once considered for...

Kevin Long Could Be in Mix for Hitting Coach Job
October 11th, 2014 at 5:26 PM
The New York Mets are in need of a new batting coach after re-assigning Lamar Johnson and Luis Natera a few weeks ago. While some popular internal candidates include former Mets Bobby Abreu and Edgardo Alfonzo, the Mets could still look outside the organization to fill the role. One name...

Wally Backman Won’t Join Big League Staff Next Season
October 4th, 2014 at 7:45 AM
The New York Mets have a vacancy on their coaching staff following the re-assignment of hitting coach Lamar Johnson. That vacancy won't be filled by Wally Backman, the popular former Met who currently manages the Triple-A Las Vegas 51's. Despite making an appearance with the club for their final nine...

Mets 101 Season in Review: Coaching Staff
October 2nd, 2014 at 11:26 PM
The New York Mets 2014 season is over, and as part of our offseason coverage we will take a look back at how the Mets performed in each phase of the game this past season. Over the next several days we will review the Mets' offense, starting pitching, and bullpen....

New York Mets Expected to Change Hitting Coach Next Season
September 29th, 2014 at 8:21 PM
After firing Dave Hudgens back in May, the New York Mets named Lamar Johnson their interim hitting coach. Johnson, who has worked in the organization for years, did a good job helping the Mets' young hitters improve over the course of the season. In spite of his good work, Johnson...

New York Mets Build Some Hope with Strong September
September 28th, 2014 at 7:00 PM
September usually isn't a month to remember for the New York Mets, especially in the last half decade. With the Mets usually out of playoff contention by the time September begins, previous editions of the team have essentially mailed in the last 30 days of action. That was not the...

ICYMI: Mets Extend Sandy Alderson’s Contract, Bring Back Terry Collins for 2015
September 24th, 2014 at 12:34 AM
The New York Mets COO Jeff Wilpon announced Tuesday afternoon that they have not only picked up the 2015 option on general manager Sandy Alderson's contract, but extended it through the 2017 season. Alderson also announced that manager Terry Collins will also return for the 2015 season, although no further...

New York Mets Will Announce Status of Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins at End of Year
September 16th, 2014 at 1:47 PM
The New York Mets have little to play for the rest of this season, but they will have a lot of questions to answer this offseason. The first two to be addressed will be the fates of the men in charge of guiding the franchise. General Manager Sandy Alderson's four...

Report: Strong Finish All but Assures Return of Terry Collins in 2015
September 13th, 2014 at 2:19 PM
Just a few weeks ago, the New York Mets appeared to be considering a change in the manager's office. Terry Collins has gotten support from GM Sandy Alderson and the rest of the Mets' front office in the past, but reports had leaked that the Mets had concerns about his...

New York Mets Plan to Protect Young Arms Down Stretch
September 12th, 2014 at 2:05 PM
The New York Mets have faint playoff hopes, but they are not letting those hopes stand in the way of their future. The Mets would certainly like to have a miraculous run or even finish .500, but that is irrelevant compared to the long term view. Terry Collins and his...

Report: New York Mets’ Front Office Remains Divided on Terry Collins’ Future
September 7th, 2014 at 8:18 PM
With the New York Mets on pace for their sixth straight losing season, questions have risen about the future of manager Terry Collins. Collins has been the manager for four of the losing campaigns, although he has gotten a bit of a pass due to the poor talent level he...

Wally Backman Named Pacific Coast League Manager of the Year
August 31st, 2014 at 7:34 PM
The Las Vegas 51's have had another outstanding season under the guidance of manager Wally Backman. Backman, a former Met, was named the Pacific Coast League's Manager of the Year in an announcement by the league office. Backman has managed the 51's to a second consecutive 80 win campaign and...

Report: Terry Collins Likely to Return as New York Mets’ Manager in 2015
August 14th, 2014 at 3:01 PM
New York Mets' manager Terry Collins appears to have saved his job once again. After the dismissal of hitting coach Dan Warthen in May, many baseball pundits and fans figured Collins could follow him out the door if the team's play did not improve. The Mets didn't improve right away,...

Report: Terry Collins’ Job Safe for Now
June 11th, 2014 at 9:51 AM
***PHOTO1*** In spite of the New York Mets being on the brink of oblivion before the summer has even begun, it doesn't appear as if another change in the team's coaching staff is coming. After hitting coach Dan Warthen was fired on Memorial Day, many viewed the firing as a precursor...

Terry Collins’ Future Could Hinge on Brutal Road Stretch
May 29th, 2014 at 9:59 AM
The New York Mets just completed a 4-5 home stand, and enter today's action with a record of 24-28. The team's record is certainly a disappointment, given the amount of money they spent on players in the offseason and GM Sandy Alderson's 90 win talk in the preseason. The first...

Disconnect Between New York Mets and Fan Base is Alarming
May 27th, 2014 at 1:05 PM
When the New York Mets' front office started to spin 90 win talk during spring training, it was a hard sell for most Mets fans. The Mets did make some splashy additions in the offseason, adding outfielders Curtis Granderson and Chris Young as well as pitcher Bartolo Colon. The sizzle...