In addition to changes the Mets have undertaken with their Major League coaching staff, Sandy Alderson told reporters the Mets intend to have a “major shakeup” with the Las Vegas 51s coaching staff. (Anthony DiComo of MLB.com).
This should come as no surprise as the changes have already begun. As reported earlier by MMN, hitting coach Jack Voigt will not be returning to the organization. Additionally, there have been reports that not only is Frank Viola not under consideration to replace Dan Warthen as the Mets Pitching Coach, but he may not even return to his current role as the 51s Pitching Coach.
With Voigt gone and Viola’s position tenuous, that leaves the Mets with a decision to make on Pedro Lopez. After the 51s finished in last place with a 56-86 record, and the team saw top prospect Gavin Cecchini struggle, Lopez’s job being in danger is unfortunate but shouldn’t be a surprise.
Check back with MMN as this story develops . . . .