Chavez (file photo, USA TODAY)
[Sports Center/Comprehensive Report] The Mets only poached Eric Chavez from the Yankees at the beginning of this season to serve as the team's hitting coach, but less than a year later, it was reported that the Mets promoted Chavez as Bench coach, and replaced by Barnes (Jeremy Barnes).
At the end of last year, the Yankees announced the roster of the coaching staff. Chavez was among them and served as the Yankees assistant batting coach. Hensley Meulens fills the vacancy.
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According to a report by Jon Heyman, a senior reporter of the "New York Post", Chavez coached for the first time last season and improved the problem of the Mets' offense. Many players have achieved good results in offense.
In addition, many teams hope to poach Chavez. In order to prevent him from leaving the team, the Mets decided to promote Chavez to the bench coach.
Glenn Sherlock, who was originally a bench coach, will be transferred to the team's shooting coach, but this does not mean that Sherlock will be demoted, because Francisco Alvarez, the first catcher of the team's top 100 rookies Will be on the big leagues next year, so the selection of coaches is very important for the Mets.