Some of the biggest problems that Mets fans have had with the Wilpons is that lack of appreciation for the history of the
Mets and their players. Well, some of this has now been resolved with renaming a club at Citi Field, adding some Mets team photos around the ballpark as well, along with the greatest addition: the Mets Hall of Fame and Museum.
We also have the constant additions of former players to coaching and manager positions. Not to mention spring training instructors.
Well it continues with the addition of former Mets pitcher, Frank Viola. He will be added to the Brooklyn Cyclones coaching staff as pitching coach. Adam Rubin of ESPN.com reports former Dodger third base coach, Rich Donnelly, will manage the team for the 2011 season. Hey Donnelly! You have some big shoes to fill. Good luck with that.
Meanwhile, poor HoJo is still in limbo. Despite no longer being the hitting instructor, and we can all thank our lucky stars for that, he is still going to remain with the organization. As what still remains to be seen. Here’s what the Mets fan favorite told ESPN.com‘s Andrew Marchand:
It’d be nice to know at some point, but I can’t control everything. There’s still some things that we have to discuss because everything’s in transition with the organization. They’ve got a lot of things they have to do. I wouldn’t think I’m the first thing on their agenda. I’m still on the payroll.
I do not like to wait. It would kill my nerves. It really would. But I guess if you are still being paid, it’s okay. Good luck, HoJo. Hope they let you know soon.