Bobby Abreu, Edgardo Alfonzo amongst candidates to be next Met hitting coach

Posted: October 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Steven Inman index

The Mets are expected to assign hitting coach Lamar Johnson to another spot in the organization. The team experienced no differences offensively after the change from Dave Hudgens to Johnson on May 26th.

Hudgens                   Johnson

50           G             112

.237        AVG       .239

3.9          R/G        3.9

.309        OBP       .308

.352        SLG        .370

The Mets are still adding candidates but at least two former Mets will be among the guys interviewed. Bobby Abreu who retired last Sunday after a base hit with the Mets is emerging as a guy the Mets are very high on. Abreu wants to be a big league coach but said he wants to take care of some things in his home country Venezuela. Abreu has hinted that he would be more than interested in talking to the Mets about the job according to Mike Puma of the NY Post.

Edgardo Alfonzo is also a candidate. Fonzie was working as a coach with Single-A Brooklyn this season after a 12-year career.

Also Triple-A hitting coach George Greer, who was a candidate to replace Hudgens in May is a candidate.

Hitting coach and possibly an assistant hitting coach are expected to be the only coaching changes on the Mets staff for next season.

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