The New York Mets news, rumors and links are here! The Boston Red Sox are looking for a manager, but according to recent reports, they haven’t yet talked to New York Mets’ bench coach Hensley Meulens.
A former Met signed with the Yankees in the last few hours, and three former players were announced as new Hall of Fame inductees.
Here are the New York Mets’ daily news and rumors:
Chris Cotillo: According to Chris Cotillo, the Boston Red Sox haven’t yet interviewed Hensley Meulens for their managerial vacancy. Meulens was reportedly considered for the Mets’ job before they decided to give it to Luis Rojas.
Speaking five languages and with a wealth of baseball experience, Meulens is qualified for the job. The Mets hired him to the be the bench coach late last year.
Joel Sherman: A former player of the New York Mets was signed yesterday by the Yankees. Josh Thole, a catcher, joined the cross-town rivals on a minor league deal. According to Joel Sherman, he can make up to $600,000 if he reaches the major leagues.
Thole will have to fight for backup catcher duties with Eric Kratz, Chris Iannetta and favorite Kyle Higashioka.
MLB.com: The New York Mets announced the induction of three former players to the team’s Hall of Fame: Jon Matlack, Ron Darling and Edgardo Alfonzo. The trio will be inducted on Sunday, May 17 prior to the 1:10 p.m. game vs. the Pirates at Citi Field.
Additionally, Al Jackson will be posthumously honored with the Mets Hall of Fame Achievement Award.
Here are all the inductees, and the year in which they earned their place in the Mets’ Hall of Fame: Joan Payson (1981); Casey Stengel (1981); Gil Hodges (1982); George M. Weiss (1982); Johnny Murphy (1983); William A. Shea (1983); Ralph Kiner (1984); Bob Murphy (1984); Lindsey Nelson (1984); Bud Harrelson (1986); Rusty Staub (1986); Tom Seaver (1988); Jerry Koosman (1989); Ed Kranepool (1990); Cleon Jones (1991); Jerry Grote (1992); Tug McGraw (1993); Mookie Wilson (1996); Keith Hernandez (1997); Gary Carter (2001); Tommie Agee (2002); Frank Cashen (2010); Dwight Gooden (2010); Davey Johnson (2010), Darryl Strawberry (2010), John Franco (2012), Mike Piazza (2013), Jon Matlack (2020), Ron Darling (2020) and Edgardo Alfonzo (2020).