Pitching Coach Dan Warthen Also Gets A 2-Year Deal

Andy Martino of the Daily News is reporting that the Mets have given pitching coach Dan Warthen a two-year contract, according to front office sources.

Earlier today, Sandy Alderson confirmed that all coaches the coaches were being retained, but Warthen is the only one to receive a multi-year deal.

Warthen has been the Mets’ pitching coach since Jerry Manuel took over for Willie Randolph in 2008, but has worked on a series of one-year deals, until now. Martino also adds that he is also invited to participate in organizational meetings this week in Florida.

Wow, didn’t see that coming, but you know what?

He’s the only one, and that includes Collins too, that actually had great results this season on a performance level.

Matt Harvey was phenomenal, Zack Wheeler got through a rough start to finish on high note and is primed for a solid season in 2014, Dillon Gee delivered his best season ever, and once Niese returned from injury he was incredible.

Lets not forget Jeremy Hefner and the transformations of Daisuke Matsuzaka and Aaron Harang after terrible first starts.

In the bullpen. Bobby Parnell has a career year as a closer, and journeyman LaTroy Hawkins became a key piece as did rookie Scott Rice.

I’m okay with this… It’s Dave Hudgens I have the real problem with…

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