Ripple effects on the Mets coaching staff starting with these two positions
Regardless of whether Buck Showalter would remain the Mets' manager or Craig Counsell could take over with David Stearns' presence on the team, there are two coaches whose days should be numbered with the organization.
Jeremy Hefner and Jeremy Barnes should not continue as pitching and hitting coaches on the Mets team. Within the directions they have given players both coaches failed wildly this season.
Barnes turned an offense that was in the top five of most relevant offensive statistics in 2022, turned any positive gains into a wrong-approach offense at the plate that has been underperforming the most games this season. Hefner for his part, after being a coach recognized for his work, has failed to direct a rotation with the potential to be the best in baseball headed by two future halls of fame.
Many fans would love to see Carlos Beltran as the team's future hitting coach, and it is certainly something that should be considered. Likewise, the pitching coach position should look toward a new direction. Chris Hook, the current pitching coach of the Milwaukee Brewers, is a candidate to occupy a position on the coaching staff with Counsell again for his excellent work with the Brewers' rotation.