Showing posts with label Jon Debus. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jon Debus. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Tim Teufel gets added to 2012 Coaching Staff, As Four Coaches will not be back


The New York Mets said Wednesday that four coaches won't return next season.

Bench coach Ken Oberkfell, third base coach Chip Hale, first base coach Mookie Wilson and bullpen coach Jon Debus will not be back, while hitting coach Dave Hudgens and pitching coach Dan Warthen will return to manager Terry Collins' staff for 2012.

Former Mets infielder Tim Teufel, who was managing at Triple-A Buffalo, will be the new third base coach and Ricky Bones will step in as bullpen coach.

Last week, the Mets exercised the 2013 contract option for Collins after he guided the team to a 77-85 record in his first season at the helm.

The Mets have missed the playoffs each of the last five years.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Mookie Wilson is Back: New York Mets Finalize 2011 Coaching Staff


It took a few weeks for ownership to finally hire a GM, and even longer for the GM to hire a manager, so it only makes sense that there is an aura of suspense around who Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins will choose to close out their coaching staff.

In a conference call with bloggers last Friday, Alderson made it clear that new coaches had already been identified; he was just waiting for the right time to make the announcement.
And it appears that the time has come.

The Mets will hire Dave Hudgens to replace Howard Johnson as the hitting coach. Hudgens has previous ties with the Mets – drafted by the team in 1975 as there fifth overall pick, but did not sign – and he also has a prior relationship with manager Terry Collins.

It may seem odd that the Mets decided to go with a hitting coach who only has one hit in seven at bats during his major league career, but Hudgens was hired more for his baseball knowledge and discipline than his actual experience.

He has previously served as the Cleveland Indians minor league field coordinator, the same job Collins held last year with the Mets, and is currently managing Caracas in the Venezuelan Winter League where he has Mets starting catcher Josh Thole on the roster.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Mets hire new bullpen coach


According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY,  the Mets will hire Jon Debus as bullpen coach, succeeding Randy Niemann in that role.

Debus served as Terry Collins' coach with Orix in Japan. The men had a longstanding previous relationship with the Dodgers.

Debus served as the Dodgers' bullpen coach for one season, in 2007 under Grady Little, after Dan Warthen left that position to return to the Mets.
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