How Brodie Van Waganen can make the Mets competitive in 2019

Ruben Hill
November 9, 2018

Roessler's departure was first broken by Joel Sherman of the New York Post, marking the third consecutive season the Mets will have a different hitting coach.

Tebowmania has a chance to take another very big step in 2018 if what New York Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said is possible. The offensive struggles came as Yoenis Cespedes missed most of the season on the disabled list and Michael Conforto spent the first three months trying to rebound from shoulder surgery the previous year.

I would expect the New York Mets to soon announce the hiring of a new hitting coach, bench coach, and maybe even a new first base coach. Now, New York is continuing to make moves, as first base coach Ruben Amaro being reassigned to a front office job.

Van Wagenen said he has considered the possibility of dealing good players to help down the road.

All of this potential turnover on the coaching staff could be a sign that manager Mickey Callaway is on a short leash. Van Wagenen and Callaway will begin interviewing candidates next week.

Alderson's top three assistants - assistant general manager John Ricco and special assistants JP Ricciardi and Omar Minaya - have been asked to stay on and are attending this week's GM meetings.

According to, following last week's introductory press conference, Van Wagenen told Mike Francesa of WFAN that the club was in the process of evaluating their coaching staff.

"I think in my transition, he can be a valuable asset for me in the front office, " Van Wagenen said.

Van Wagenen went so far as to say that there's a chance that Tim Tebow could be on the Mets' Opening Day roster. "But they're certainly important to me and that's why they're out here this week".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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