The Mets are reportedly going to make Chili Davis their next hitting coach. It’s not official yet, but multiple outlets are saying it’s in the works.
Davis was fired by the Cubs in October and, if he gets the Mets job, will be on his fourth team as a hitting coach. He would replace Pat Roessler, who the Mets fired after the season after only one year on the job. As such, Davis would be the Mets’ third hitting coach in as many seasons.
Which, while some might say reflects poorly on the abilities and/or patience of either Davis and/or the Mets, I prefer to think is more a matter of no one really being able to say what makes a good hitting coach after you get past the “does the team have good hitters who perform well?” inquiry. More so than any job in baseball, a hitting coach’s success is determined by the roster and its health.
Which is to say: I wouldn’t think too hard about this either way, Mets fans.