New York Mets pitching coach Phil Regan isn’t entirely focused on his future with the organization at this very moment.
One of the vital points of the New York Mets‘ success this season has been the improvement of their pitching rotation. They’ve found themselves seventh in the major leagues with a 3.85 combined ERA as of Monday.
There are a few reasons for this, one being the success of pitching coach Phil Regan. The 82-year-old has helped improve this rotation immensely. This, in turn, has helped the Mets stay in it until this point of the regular season. New York was essentially a laughing stock at the beginning of the summer.
However, despite the success, Regan isn’t sure of his future with the team nor is even really thinking about it.
“I’ve had a good time, but all I am thinking right now is hopefully we can win and get in the playoffs,” Regan said before Sunday’s 6-3 victory over the Reds, per Mike Puma of the New York Post. “I’m sure [the Mets] will decide what they are going to do and whatever happens, happens.”
Regan has taken this group to another level since his role as the interim pitching coach began. The Mets fired Dave Eiland and hired Regan this past June.
The Mets have found themselves 4.5 games back in the National League Wild Card race with seven left to play. A postseason berth is a long shot at this point. However, it’s impressive they’re still even in it. They trail the Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Brewers, and Washington Nationals in the race.
New York has a seven-game homestand to end the regular season. They’ll begin a four-game series against the Miami Marlins on Monday. This will be followed by a three-game set with the Atlanta Braves starting on Friday.