James Wagner of the New York Times reports that the Mets have fired pitching coach Dave Eiland. Joel Sherman of the New York post reports that the club has also dismissed bullpen coach Chuck Hernandez.
Eiland was in his second year as the Mets pitching coach having joined the club when Mickey Callaway was hired as manager following the 2017 season. Before that he served as the pitching coach for the Kansas City Royals and the New York Yankees. He also held an advisory role with the Rays for a time.
The Mets are currently 20th out of 30 in team ERA. Whether that’s the pitching coach’s fault is, as always, debatable, but a struggling team often axes coaches. As it is, the Mets rotation, which was supposed to be great, has merely been good, and the bullpen has been a train wreck born of both ineffectiveness and injury.
GM Brodie Van Wagenen will address the media at around 5PM. Presumably Eiland’s replacement, interim or otherwise, will be named.