July 13, 2007

Mets Name HoJo New Hitting Coach

from bleedorangeandblue.blogspot.com
Yahoo Sports Reports:

Howard Johnson will be named hitting coach of the New York Mets on Friday, getting the nod over Rickey Henderson, who will coach first base, baseball sources said.

Ninth in the National League in runs after finishing third in the NL last season, the Mets fired hitting coach Rick Down during the All-Star break and interviewed Henderson in San Francisco this week.

General manager Omar Minaya decided Friday morning that Johnson, who managed and served as hitting instructor in the Mets organization before being named the parent club's first-base coach before the season, would be best suited to replace Down.

This is a very smart move and Rickey Henderson will probably be a great first base coach because he is the greatest stealer in the history of baseball.

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