Ken Oberkfell has been hired as the New York Mets’ bench coach under new manager Terry Collins following two seasons as the team’s Triple-A manager at Buffalo.
Chip Hale will remain with the Mets as third base coach after finishing a “close second” for New York’s managerial job, according to WFAN’s Jon Heyman.
The Mets will commence the managerial derby on Thursday and Friday of this week. Brooklyn Cyclones manager Wally Backman and third base coach Chip Hale are at the top of the internal list.
The Wilpons said all the right things when they dismissed GM Omar Minaya and Manager Jerry Manuel on Monday. Now we’ll see if the hard lessons have been learned.