The New York Mets have shown they're not afraid to change up their coaching staff this offseason. New York has made some new additions after the 2022 campaign ended, and the team even attempted to hire Carlos Beltran after being eliminated from the postseason.
Now the Mets are shaking up several roles on their staff.
Assistant hitting coach Eric Chavez is being promoted to bench coach for the 2023 season, according to Jon Heyman of the New York Post. He is succeeding Glenn Sherlock, who is shifting into a catching instructor role. Meanwhile, fellow assistant Jeremy Barnes is now the sole hitting coach following Chavez's promotion.
It's no surprise to see these two coaches elevated up the ladder considering the interest they've received from other teams. Chavez was a candidate to become the Los Angeles Angels' manager in 2019 and remains on the radar after his work with New York's hitters in 2022.
Barnes is another candidate to be poached one day. Heyman reports the hitting coach is "coveted by a couple different teams," which played a role in his promotion.
The Mets have yet to announce their official staff for next season, but it's clear this group will look a bit different in 2023.
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