Mookie, Hale, Obie & Debus will NOT return
posted on October 5th, 2011 at 3:18 pm The Mets today announced that Bench Coach Ken Oberkfell, Third Base Coach Chip Hale, First Base Coach Mookie Wilson and Bullpen Coach Jon Debus will not return to the major league club for the 2012 season.
Hale has signed a two year deal to become the bench coach for the Oakland A’s.
Tim Teufel will take over as Third Base Coach and Ricky Bones will become Bullpen Coach. Hitting Coach Dave Hudgens and Pitching Coach Dan Warthen will return to the staff in the same positions next year.
According to the press release, Hale declined an offer to stay so he could pursue another Major League coaching opportunity.
Wilson and Debus will be offered other positions within the organizations
Why Warthen i staying is beyond me. The guy has not done anything good since getting here. And him with the young kids terrifies me. Remember what he did to maine?