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Mets Morning News for January 25, 2022

Photo by David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Your Tuesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Manager Buck Showalter and GM Billy Eppler spoke to the media via Zoom about the coaching staff they have built and the 2022 season. In speaking of the current state of the team, Eppler said, “I know we’re good”. Among other things, the two spoke about preparing for spring training that may or may not start on time and their lofty expectations and hopes for the current club. Showalter and Eppler plan head down to Spring Training...

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Mets Morning News for January 22, 2022

Photo by Rich Schultz/ Your Saturday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The Mets officially finalized the coaching staff that will be serving under new manager Buck Showalter. Francisco Alvarez could finally fill the Mets’ gaping hole at the catcher position if he manages to live up to his massive potential. Gary Cohen might be most known for being the voice of the Mets, but he also is eager to continue his side gig of voicing college basketball games. Around the National League East The Braves have signed former Twins...

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Would this New York Mets-Milwaukee Brewers trade work?

In this article, we continue our series of examining fan-proposed trades made to former Major League Baseball general manager Jim Bowden for articles published in The Athletic. Today, we look at a hypothetical trade between the New York Mets and Milwaukee Brewers. Would this fan-proposed trade between the New York Mets and Milwaukee Brewers work in […] Would this New York Mets-Milwaukee Brewers trade work? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Mets name Buck Showalter’s coaching staff for 2022 season

The team made its coaching decisions official. The Mets made their coaching staff for the 2022 official today, giving Buck Showalter his staff for the season—assuming it eventually gets underway as baseball continues to be in an ownership-imposed lockout. Per the team’s release: Glenn Sherlock will join the staff as Manager Buck Showalter’s bench coach, Eric Chavez will serve as hitting coach, Wayne Kirby as first base coach and outfield/baserunning instructor and Joey Cora will serve as third base coach and infield instructor. Craig Bjornson joins the staff as the...

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Mets Morning News for January 20, 2022

Photo by Alejandra Villa Loarca/Newsday RM via Your Thursday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Mets Morning News Francisco Alvarez, Brett Baty, and Ronny Mauricio all landed on Baseball America’s Top 100 list that ranks the best prospects in all of baseball. In a shocking twist of events, Mets fans are actually optimistic heading into the 2022 season. The Phillies were interested in hiring Ben Zauzmer away from the Mets as an assistant general manager so in an effort not to lose him the Mets promoted him to the same position. With the...

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Los Angeles Dodgers show why they kept Brandon Gomes

Brandon Gomes was one of the many names that came up during the New York Mets’ search for a new general manager. And, just like many of the other names that the Mets were interested in, they were unable to get an interview with Gomes. The Los Angeles Dodgers refused to grant permission, fueling speculation […] Los Angeles Dodgers show why they kept Brandon Gomes - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Mets Morning News for January 8, 2022

Photo by Ralph Freso/ Your Saturday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Reds game planning and outfield coach Jeff Pickler is apparently one candidate to serve as the bench coach on Buck Showalter’s coaching staff. Thus far, the Mets seem to be prioritizing experience in the coaching hires they’re making. Showalter opened up about some of the things he’s missed in the years since he last served as manager. Might the Mets be interested in reuniting Max Scherzer with former Nationals teammate and current free agent Kyle...

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Mets Morning News for January 7, 2022

Photo by MediaNews Group/The Mercury News via Your Friday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The Mets hired former A’s slugger Eric Chávez as their new hitting coach. He was initially expected to join the Yankees’ coaching staff in a similar capacity. Double-A Binghamton announced their new coaching staff, which includes former journeyman Reid Brignac as their new manager. Curtis Granderson reportedly denied a request to join the Mets’ coaching staff. A jury found former GM Zack Scott not guilty of his DWI charge...

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Former New York Mets GM Zack Scott not guilty of DWI

The New York Mets circus reached a nadir with Zack Scott. The interim general manager was arrested for driving while intoxicated after he was found asleep in his car on the side of the road. The Mets placed him on administrative leave and he was eventually let go from the organization. Scott’s saga came to […] Former New York Mets GM Zack Scott not guilty of DWI - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Mets Morning News for January 6, 2022

Photo by Leon Halip/ Your Thursday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The Mets have reportedly hired Wayne Kirby to be their new first base coach. Kirby previously worked with Buck Showalter during Showalter’s time as manager of the Orioles. They also reportedly have a big name in mind for their bench coach but nothing is finalized just yet. The team has options for the infield heading into 2022 but should they keep what they have or head in a different direction next season? The organization promoted from within to fill out...

New York Daily News

Eric Chavez dumps Yankees to join Buck Showalter’s Mets as hitting coach

The Mets began the offseason by swiping back pages from the Yankees by signing big name players and hiring veteran manager Buck Showalter. Now, they are stealing personnel.

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Ex-Mets GM Zack Scott found not guilty of both counts after White Plains DWI arrest

On Thursday morning, former Mets acting general manager Zack Scott was found not guilty of driving while intoxicated (DWI).

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Former Mets acting GM Zack Scott acquitted of DUI charges

Former New York Mets acting general manager Zack Scott was acquitted Thursday of drunken-driving charges stemming from his arrest last August after he attended a fundraiser at team owner Steve Cohen's house, his attorney announced.

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Mets Morning News for January 5, 2022

Set Number: X163532 TK1 Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The Mets are close to adding Joey Cora to their coaching staff, as Cora will serve as the third base coach. Buck Showalter is planning a visit to Port St. Lucie ahead of spring training to familiarize himself with the Mets’ facilities. Meanwhile, the Mets are hoping Showalter can turn around the team as quickly as he has done so in his previous stops as manager. SNY did a fun exercise of imagining what the Mets’ roster may look like during the 2025...

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Mets close to offering Joey Cora third base coach job

Cora is likely to be the first new hire under manager Buck Showalter.

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What the Yankees can tell the Mets about their new manager

Photo by Focus on Sport/ Buck Showalter has a reputation for turning franchises around, but was that reputation earned or simply given? Although there hasn’t been much news this offseason, the Yankees’ neighbors across the river have made a good portion of it. Most recently, the hiring of former Yankees (and Diamondbacks, and Rangers, and Orioles) manager Buck Showalter has been a big topic of discussion. Almost every report at the time of the hiring referenced Showalter’s history of guiding the Yankees out of their dark days and into their winning ways. The word...

Nick Swisher on Mickey Callaway's reporter feud and whether Mets need a change | MLB WHIPAROUND

Nick Swisher and Eric Karros join Chris Myers to discuss Mets manager Mickey Callaway's public feud with a beat reporter and whether the team needs to take immediate action. #FOXSports #MLB #MickeyCallaway #NewYorkMets

Mets introduce Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz at press conference

General manager Brodie Van Wagenen introduces the Mets' latest acquisitions, second baseman Robinson Cano and closer Edwin Diaz About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United States

Brodie Van Wagenen is introduced as the Mets' new GM

The Mets introduce Brodie Van Wagenen as the 13th general manager in team history About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United States and consists of 30 member clubs in the U.S. an