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.