With Carlos Beltran officially becoming the New York Mets manager, the next step for him will be to complete his coaching staff. By accident, Brodie Van Wagenen, may have given us a preview of who the organization wants as Beltran’s bench coach.
Mets looking at Jerry Narron as a bench coach candidate? pic.twitter.com/YVFCyUcqQY
— Jacob Resnick (@Jacob_Resnick) November 5, 2019
Van Wagenen was originally tweeting out a photo Beltran signing his contract, but forgot to fully clear of the desk before taking the photo. Zooming in on the image revealed Jerry Narron’s resume, which prompted Van Wagenen to delete the tweet, then put it up with a cropped photo. The report was later confirmed by Tim Healey of Newsday.
We Knew Before Narron Did
Narron knew nothing about the Mets interest to interview him, let alone hire him. He spent the last eight seasons as a bench coach for the Milwaukee Brewers (five seasons) and Arizona Diamondbacks (3 seasons), before he stepped down from his position after the season concluded.
Jerry Narron is worth hiring simply for his lineup card talent 👌 pic.twitter.com/45jxG9M6p7
— Zack Raab (@ZackRaab) November 6, 2019
Narron has managing experience in his past. He spent three seasons managing the Reds and another two with the Rangers. Throughout his career he has held various front office positions and even spent time as a scout for Omar Minaya.
Beltran’s Say in All of This
Beltran’s top candidate for bench coach was, Terry Collins, who he deemed the best manager he played for. Van Wagenen said that Beltran will have plenty of say over his coaching staff.
None of Mickey Callaway’s coaches had contracts past 2019, which leaves Beltran to start from scratch. Adding Collins would definitely create a very close and strong clubhouse atmosphere, we just have to see if the organization is ready to get back together with another one of their ex’s.