Judgment Day For Mets Coaches: Alomar Sr., Alicea Fired

An article by posted on October 5, 2009

The Mets remained mum regarding their coaching staff for 2010 on Sunday, but several sources are reporting that the Mets have made some moves.

Joel Sherman is reporting that the Mets have fired bench coach Sandy Alomar Sr. and first base coach Luis Alicea.

Pitching coach Dan Warthen will be resigned for the 2010 season, and Howard Johnson will be back as well.

Razor Shines will be back, but not as the third base coach.

On Saturday, manager Jerry Manuel met with reporters and said there would likely be a big announcement on Monday.

On Sunday, Manuel did not speak to reporters before the game and didn’t post a lineup until close to noon because he was in an end-of-the-season meeting to discuss personnel and different things that went wrong. “I thought for the most part it was very productive”, Manuel said,

I thought Warthen and Johnson had a slim chance of coming back, so these moves or lack of them are somewhat surprising to me.

Obviously, this also signals that Jerry Manuel will be back in 2010.

To recap, the New York Mets announced that Bench Coach Sandy Alomar Sr. and First Base Coach Luis Alicea will not be returning for the 2010 season. Alomar Sr. will be offered another position within the organization.

Hitting Coach Howard Johnson, Pitching Coach Dan Warthen and Bullpen Coach Randy Niemann will return in their same positions next year. Third Base Coach Razor Shines and Catching Instructor Sandy Alomar Jr. will be part of the Major League staff in 2010 in yet to be determined roles.

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