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In seven seasons with the New York Mets, pitcher Al Leiter would have had plenty of time to explore every nook and cranny of the Mets clubhouse. Somewhere in the catacombs of Shea Stadium, there may or may not have been a "porn room," if a question by Dan Patrick and a stumbling non-answer by Leiter are to be believed. "Why do you ask like you don't know?" Leiter asked in response to a question on The Dan Patrick Show about the possibly apocryphal existence of a "porn room" at the Mets' former home. Leiter had other things to say....

Former A’s Skipper Looking Like Mets’ Choice as Bench Coach

In a development you can read more in an article from Adam Rubin here, on ESPN, it seems as though the Mets have made their decision as to whom their next bench coach will be, and it’s apparently not going to be Jim Riggleman. Truthfully, although I loved the job Riggleman did in Washington, I really did not respect the way he bowed out of the position.  And although...

Wilpon-Katz looking to avoid trial by jury in Madoff scandal

According to Richard Sandomir of the New York Times, Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz are seeking to avoid a trial by jury against Irving Picard, the trustee appointed to recoup funds in the Bernie Madoff scandal. According to Sandomir, attorneys for Wilpon-Katz filed paperwork in Federal Court yesterday stating Picard “is not entitled to a jury trial” because the two remaining claims...

Wally On Ed Randall:" I'm Staying With Mets"

Great news. On of the few times I'm glad I was wrong. I just wonder if Elvis offered a little something extra for Wall to stay.Backman says he loves the young pitching talent the Mets have although they are weak up the middle of the infield. He said he believes the Mets are only a few years away from a World Championship.Regarding managing Buffalo, he said he and Alderson haven...

Mets leaning to Bob Geren as bench coach: Wide open for 1st Base Coach.

The Mets have not made anything official yet, but it looks like they will be adding another former A’s link to the fold.  Bob Geren is the leading candidate right now for the next Mets bench coach.  Geren was fired over the summer like Riggleman. Jim Riggleman, who was Terry Collins pick for bench coach, is out.  The Mets probably want to bring in a minority candidate to look...

Heyman: Mets Hire Bob Geren As Bench Coach

According to’s Jon Heyman, the Mets have hired Bob Geren to be Terry Collins’ bench coach. Geren replaces Ken Oberkfell as the new bench coach. Heyman says that Geren had ties to Alderson, DePodesta and Ricciardi. Doesn’t sound like it was Collins’ choice for his right-hand man. Adam Rubin says not so fast… Bob Geren almost definitely will be guy, but Mets...

It’s Official, Mets Name Bob Geren Bench Coach

The Mets on Friday named former A’s manager Bob Geren the bench coach to Terry Collins. “Bob Geren’s experience as a former manager and bench coach will be a great fit for us,” said Mets Manager Terry Collins. “Adding a former major league catcher like Bob to our staff will be ideal.” Geren beat out former Nationals manager Jim Riggleman, who had strong ties with Collins...

DiComo: Mets interviewing Voigt and Morgan for First Base Coach

According to Anthony DiComo of, the Mets have interviewed Minor League outfield coordinator Jack Voigt and Minor League infield coordinator Kevin Morgan for First Base Coach. Excerpt via Anthony DiComo of The Mets have also begun the process of interviewing first-base coach candidates. The front office has interviewed Minor League infield coordinator Kevin Morgan...

Flow Chart: The New York Mets (Past, Present, and Future)

Check out this flowchart that I created about the Mets, what Former GM Omar Minaya did, and what GM Sandy Alderson is trying to do. Tweet

AA: The top story of the 2011 Mets: Jose Reyes

Mets’ Owners Seek to Avoid Jury Trial of Claims by Madoff Trustee

The request may indicate that Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz are willing to roll the dice with the federal judge presiding over their case.

Mets hire former A's manager Geren as bench coach

Bob Geren has been hired by the New York Mets as bench coach, four months after he was fired as manager of the Oakland Athletics.

Ex-A's skipper Geren hired as Mets bench coach

NEW YORK (AP) -- Bob Geren has been hired by the New York Mets as bench coach, four months after he was fired as manager of the Oakland Athletics.

Geren hired as Mets bench coach (AP)

Bob Geren has been hired by the New York Mets as bench coach, four months after he was fired as manager of the Oakland Athletics. Geren replaces Chip Hale, who became Oakland's bench coach last week. In four-plus seasons with the A's, Geren was 334-376, including 27-36 this year before he was fired on June 9.

Backman tells WFAN he’s staying with Mets

Yesterday on WFAN, Wally Backman told host Ed Randall he will be returning to the Mets in 2012. Last week, the New York Post said Backman had been considering whether to become Davey Johnson’s third-base coach with the Nationals, according to a team source.
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