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Mets promote Eric Chavez to bench coach amid several changes to staff

The Mets are making a few big changes in the coaching staff, sources confirmed to The Post, notably promoting Eric Chavez to bench coach and Jeremy Barnes to hitting coach to replace Chavez.  Chavez received plaudits last year as several Mets improved in his first year coaching the hitters. He is likely seen as a future manager who should receive excellent tutelage under veteran manager Buck Showalter, who just won his fourth Manager of the Year award with his fourth different team. Chavez, the former star with the A’s who also played for the Yankees, worked under Mets GM Billy Eppler...
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Mets Morning News: Eric Chavez gets promoted

Eric Chavez has been promoted to bench coach amid several changes for New York, including Jeremy Barnes taking over for Chavez’s vacated position. With the change, manager Buck Showalter now has a new direct mentee. The Mets promoted Barnes amid growing interest from other teams potentially signing their assistant...
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Morning Briefing: Mets Promote Eric Chavez to Bench Coach

The Mets announced a few shakeups to their coaching staff, according to the NY Post‘s Jon Heyman. Eric Chavez has been promoted to bench coach while assistant hitting coach Jeremy Barnes will take over as the primary hitting coach. Former bench coach Glenn Sherlock will work as a catching coach with goals to help limit the opposing running game.

Mets promote Eric Chavez to bench coach

A shakeup of the Mets’ coaching staff has yielded a new direct mentee for manager Buck Showalter: Eric Chavez, now the bench coach. They promoted Chavez from hitting coach, sources confirmed Monday night, the most significant in a series of tweaks that features several roles changing but most of the names and faces remaining. Jeremy Barnes will replace Chavez as the hitting coach, and Glenn Sherlock will stay aboard as a catching/run-game/game-calling coach.

Mets promote Eric Chavez to bench coach in series of personnel changes

The Mets promoted Eric Chavez to bench coach and Jeremy Barnes to hitting coach, a source confirmed to the Daily News. Glenn Sherlock, who served as the Mets’ bench coach last season, will stay on staff to work with the catchers. This is not an unfamiliar role for Sherlock, who worked under manager Buck Showalter with the Yankees and the Arizona Diamondbacks as a catching instructor. The Mets ...
CBS Sports

Mets hitting coach Eric Chavez suggests MLB is using a different baseball for nationally televised games

Run-scoring and related offensive outputs are down in 2022, and there's ample reason to suspect that the properties of the baseball itself has much to do with that. MLB has a rich recent history of putting in play baseballs that vary widely in those properties from year to year and even within the same season, and 2022 appears to be no exception.

Yankees (finally) hire hitting coach to replace Eric Chavez

The Yankees have finally filled their last coaching staff vacancy. The team said Monday that it has hired veteran coach and former Yankees top prospect Hensley Meulens to be their third assistant hitting coach. The move comes more than a month after Eric Chavez, who held the role for a...

Yankees eyeing unexpected former All-Star as Eric Chavez replacement

The New York Yankees intended to enter the 2022 season with a three-man weave replacing the disappointing Marcus Thames, a sentence that DJ LeMahieu feels really bad about. Just before Christmas, the Bombers though they had it settled, elevating minor-league hitting coordinator Dillon Lawson to bring his “Hit Strikes Hard” mantra to the MLB level and supplementing his efforts with minor-league hitting coach Casey Dykes and former slugging third baseman Eric Chavez.
Miami Herald

How Eric Chavez Plans On Simplifying The Mets’ Offensive Approach

First time hitting coach Eric Chavez will be tasked with fixing the Mets' biggest deficiency from a season ago. During the 2021 campaign, the Mets had one of the worst offenses in baseball and saw a number of proven hitters struggle at the plate. And although Chavez has never been...

Manager Buck Showalter and hitting coach Eric Chavez believe universal DH fits Mets lineup better

PORT ST. LUCIE — The solution to the moving parts and unknown roles in the Mets lineup has a name: universal DH. Manager Buck Showalter and new hitting coach Eric Chavez both believe the universal designated hitter, which is expected to be included in the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, is an advantage for the Mets lineup. “The way [the lineup] looks like it will be, I think [the DH] will ...