Collins and Alderson To Address Coaching Staff, Warthen Likely To Return
Terry Collins and Sandy Alderson will discuss the state and future of the coaching staff this Monday or Tuesday according to Mike Puma of the NY Post.
A Mets official also told him that he would be surprised if Dan Warthen gets fired.
This kind of backs up earlier reports from two weeks ago that intimated the same thing regarding pitching coach Dan Warthen who was also given a huge vote of support by Sandy Alderson.
They love Warthen and I believe they feel the same way about hitting coach Dave Hudgens.
I’m thinking Wally Backman will be offered a key role on the 2013 coaching staff because I simply don’t see him coming back to coach at Triple-A – especially in Las Vegas.
Original Post 9/15
According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, Sandy Alderson thinks the coaching staff has done a solid job this season.
“I think the coaching staff has done a solid job,” Alderson said, adding that he and manager Terry Collins will discuss the coaches within the next 7-10 days.
“Obviously we haven’t gotten the production out of the bullpen we would have liked, but I am not sure that is related to any coach. But Dan has done a nice job over the last couple of years and I do believe he has developed a rapport with many of the pitchers.”
That could bode well for pitching coach Dan Warthen, Puma adds, who is the last holdover on the staff from former manager Jerry Manuel’s regime and has been a question mark to return in recent seasons.
Alderson told the Post that he will discuss the coaches with Terry Collins in the next week to 10 days.
Does that word mean anything around here?
I can’t believe Warthen or Hudgens don’y have their heads on the chopping block…
Is there any accountability to be found in Flushing these days?
Here we are, trapped in the worst stretch of baseball that hasn’t been seen since the early 1900′s, and all we hear about is praise, great chemistry, feel good moments, etc…
Do any of them realize how awful they’re playing?
Is anybody in this organization angry about how this season has gone?
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