Anthony DiComo of MLB.com is reporting via his Twitter account that Chili Davis is the lead candidate for Hitting Coach and is expected to be hired for the position soon. There’s said to be a few more details that need to be worked out.
If the hiring goes through, I like this move for the Mets and I can see Chili being a good buzz in Callaway’s ear as a buffer between the players and manager. Davis has gotten nothing but praises in his former positions and may be destined to be a Manager in the near future.
Jim Riggleman has also been named bench coach. He was previously Manager of the Cincinnati Red but before that, he was involved in a contract dispute with the Nationals which lead to dismissal as Manager in the middle of a playoff bound season.
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