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by Kingman on November 22 at 3:27PM
Terry Collins will officially be named a successor of Salty Parker Tuesday.

Collins beat out Wally Backman, Chip Hale and Bob Melvin for the job.

Hale will remain third base coach and Backman and Melvin will also get jobs in the Mets organization. That leaves us with five general managers and all the manager candidate finalists landing jobs with the Mets. Note to self: get an interview with the Mets - they can't turn anyone away!

Although it was also announced that Dan Warthen is returning as pitching coach, the NY Times mentioned that Collins is best friends with Dave Wallace and would like him to be pitching coach one day. There's also word that Mookie may return as first base coach.

So what does everyone think? Given that Collins job last year was to train and nurture the Mets minor league talent, did he do such a great job as to deserve this gig? Ike Davis, Ruben Tejada, Josh Thole...just some of the guys Collins mentored. Now they may all get a chance to play for Terry in the big leagues.

[November 22, 2010 4:24 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Ron Hunt said

Well, I'm a big dopey Met fan and I'm going to be optimistic about Terry. I think you got to be. Hope springs eternal, and I haven't gotten my invoice yet.

I hope Collins brings much needed discipline to a clubhouse shockingly devoid of it the last few years. That's a step that everyone should approve of.

I hope HoJo is gone, he never seemed particularly cerebral, which most hitting coaches are nowadays. And he was too close to David Wright. Let's get somebody outside the organization.

I'm also glad Warthen is back, I think he has done a credible job the last few years. With less than ideal talent.

It will also nice to see Mookie back as the first base coach, welcome back #1! We knew you would have beaten old man Buckner to the bag!

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