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Mets will reportedly hire Dave Eiland as pitching coach

KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 24: Pitching coach Dave Eiland
KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 24: Pitching coach Dave Eiland

The Mets coaching staff is rounding out slowly but surely, and this latest addition might be the most important.

A new report from Marc Carig of Newsday has Dave Eiland coming to Queens to be the next pitching coach for the Mets. Eiland would join a staff composed of Mickey Callaway as manager and Pat Roessler as hitting coach. 

Eiland is coming over from the hated Kansas City Royals where he spent the last seven seasons as their pitching coach.

The 51-year-old has won two World Series championships as pitching coach, so his experience will definitely be welcome. The latest obviously coming in 2015 with the Royals, but he also won a ring with the New York Yankees in 2009 when he was part of Joe Girardi‘s staff.

This news should definitely be exciting for us Mets fans. Eiland is highly regarded as one of, if not the best pitching coach in Major League Baseball and will be given the reigns of what could potentially be a great staff next season.

In a baseball world where offense seems to be emphasized more than ever, the Mets are bringing in a ton of pitching knowledge to fortify what they believe to be the team’s strength.

The Amazin’s new skipper was a highly regarded pitching coach as well, so having both of these minds working in tandem with the likes of Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom, and the rest of the pitchers will definitely be cool to see.

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It won’t all be easy though. The enigmas that Matt Harvey and Steven Matz have become these last couple of years will be a challenge for Eiland. However, if anyone can help those two and others like Seth Lugo and Robert Gsellman figure it out, it’s going to be Eiland.

The Mets have not confirmed either Eiland’s hire or Roessler’s promotion as of yet.