The Mets are reportedly letting pitching coach Dan Warthen go. This comes as a surprise to approximately no one given how much the New York’s pitching staff has struggled this season. Between the myriad of pitching injuries and inadequacy, the Mets starters have have averaged a 5.13 ERA.
Warthen has been on the Mets coaching staff since 2008. No word yet on who could be a potential replacement, but it looks as if New York will be turning to internal candidates first. One option being bullpen coach Ricky Bones, who has been working with New York’s relievers since 2012.
Here’s what other news and rumors are happening in the National League East:
- Will Pete Mackanin be back managing the Phillies in 2018?
- Why haven’t the Mets given Gavin Cecchini more playing time?
- One year later, remembering the joy and the passion of José Fernández.
- Should Jayson Werth start in left field for the Nationals postseason series against the Cubs?
- The Braves are expected to announce coaching staff changes next week.
- These are potential options for the Phillies bullpen in 2018.
- Wei-Yin Chen has been shut down due to elbow discomfort.
- Bryce Harper is making a pretty strong return to baseball after his DL stint because of course he is.
- Max Fried will start Sunday’s season finale for the Braves.
- Will the Phillies move to make a “big splash” this winter and go all out for a stronger further-away-from-100-loses season?
- Terry Collins plans to remain in baseball next year.
- Who will be part of the Marlins nucleus under new ownership?
- Is this the year? Here’s why the Nationals can win the World Series this year.
- On “Baseball Headlines You’d Never Think You’d Read”, Charlie Sheen loves Ozzie Albies. Seriously.