The day New York Mets fans have been waiting for is finally here! Head trainer Ray Ramirez is being replaced!
If you run through the streets of Flushing today you may here fans of the Mets singing “ding dong the witch is dead…”
Following the New York Mets disastrous, injury-filled 2017 season, the team decided to let go of a few key members of their staff—none more welcomed than head trainer Ray Ramirez.
— Joe 'Baboots' Curci (@JoeCurciWOR) October 3, 2017
Ramirez, who has been the Mets head trainer since the 2005 season, will not return in 2018. Fairly or unfairly, many blamed him for the rash of injuries the team has dealt with over the past few seasons, most notably in 2017.
Former manager Terry Collins will now serve as the special assistant to general manager Sandy Alderson.Pitching coach Dan Warthen will not return in 2018 and has been offered another position in the organization. This is even after Noah Syndergaard public backed Warthen.
Pitching coach Dan Warthen will not return in 2018 and has been offered another position in the organization. This is even after Noah Syndergaard publicly backed Warthen.
Bench coach Dick Scott, first base coach Tom Goodwin and bullpen coach Ricky Bones will be given permission to speak to other teams, while the Mets search for their new manager.
The Mets will retain coaches Kevin Long and Pat Roessler along with third base Coach Glenn Sherlock who is already under contract for 2018.
For the first time in months, Mets fans have something to actually celebrate.