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Mets hire Goodwin at 1B

The Mets announced that Tom Goodwin would be their first base coach for the 2012 season.

Goodwin finished his fourth year with the Boston Red Sox. He was their Minor League Outfield and Base Running Coordinator for three of those years.

He played 14 seasons in the majors, playing outfield for the Rockies, Giants, Rangers, Royals and Cubs. Goodwin had a career .268 average and stole 50 bases in four different seasons.

According to previous reports, the Mets also interviewed Kevin Morgan and Jack Voigt. They were also believed to express interest in Doug Dascenzo, but he was hired by the Atlanta Braves organization.

With the announcement of Goodwin at first, Terry Collins’s 2012 coaching staff is complete. Dan Warthen and Dave Hudgens were retained as pitching and hitting coaches, respectively. Former Oakland A’s manager Bob Geren was hired to be the bench coach. Tim Teufel and Ricky Bones were promoted from AAA Buffalo to fill the third base and bullpen coaching vacancies.

Now that the coaching is set, the Mets can focus on other needs.

Mets will hire Bob Geren as Bench Coach

According to multiple reports, the Mets will hire Bob Geren to be their next bench coach.

Former Oakland Athletics manager Geren is practically guaranteed the position. However, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York says the team still plans to interview Dave Jauss, who served as Jerry Manuel’s bench coach in 2010.

Geren served as A’s manager from 2007 until he got fired midway through this past season. His record was 334-376.

Cleaning up house can only do so much. The Mets need to hire diversely, people with different backgrounds and different experiences in the game. Hopefully, the Mets hire a first base coach with outfield experience, since new third base coach Tim Teufel has infield experience.

But coaching can only do so much; they don’t have to bat or pitch or field the ball (anymore). The players have to come to the field amped up and ready to win. They should almost do a firesale and bring up AAA Buffalo…wait…that happened already.


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