At www.LoHud.com and in The Journal News today, there’s the story of Jerry Manuel going from interim manager to manager. The Mets finally confirmed a finalized deal a little after 10 last night. The fate of the coaches is up next. Their contracts are all up on Oct. 31.
“My policy is that the manager and the general manager get together and we select the coaches together,” Omar Minaya said the other day. “As a whole, the manager pretty much picks most of his staff. There are some times that there are some key situations that we have to agree upon them. It’s a mutual understanding.”
Dan Warthen came up from Triple-A to become the pitching coach when Manuel took over for Willie Randolph and Rick Peterson got fired. The pitchers seemed to like dealing with Warthen. But overall we’ll see who stays, who goes and who comes aboard.
There’s a conference call scheduled with the media for 1 p.m. today with Manuel and Minaya. So we’ll also see if anything of note comes out of it besides “happy to be back” and “happy to have him back.”
Also, there’s an arrest warrant out for Ambiorix Burgos in the Dominican over the hit-and-run Tuesday that killed two women. And Mets medical director Dr. David Altchek will be doing Mariano Rivera’s shoulder surgery on Tuesday. He also did Jorge Posada’s shoulder surgery during the season.