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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Jim Riggleman hired as Mets bench coach under Callaway

NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Riggleman, a 66-year-old veteran of 13 seasons as a major league manager, has been hired by the New York Mets as bench coach for Mickey Callaway.

Riggleman was Cincinnati’s bench coach from 2016 until he became interim manager for 5½ months last season, and he led the Reds to a 64-80 record after the team’s 3-15 start under Bryan Price. David Bell was hired by the Reds on Oct. 21.

Riggleman, a native of Fort Dix, New Jersey, also managed the Chicago Cubs (1995-99), Seattle (2008) and Washington (2009-11). He has a 726-904 (.445) record as a big league manager.

Something for the Wilponologists among us to ponder….

QLE Posted: November 27, 2018 at 08:43 AM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: bench coaches, jim riggleman, mets, mickey callaway

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Mickey Callaway has seen the light — and can’t be the only one

It’s a balance. You don’t want good pitchers, bad fielders, and bad hitters. The keys, of course, are player evaluation and properly weighting how the parts fit together. The Mets, for one example, seem to do a pretty poor job at both aspects.

“If you are going to build a team around pitching, you better value defense,’’ one scout said Tuesday night. “The Mets better start valuing it.’’

When Callaway was asked about the importance of defense throughout the organization, the manager spelled out what must be done moving forward.

“I think with who we have on the mound in our organization, I think defense needs to be paramount,’’ Callaway said on a night the Mets played solid defense and beat the Giants 6-3 at Citi Field.

“We’ve seen when we play good defense, we win games. [Monday] night we didn’t play great defense in one inning and we end up losing the game because of it.’’

Jim Furtado Posted: August 22, 2018 at 10:31 AM | 16 comment(s)
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