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The Mets have hired former major league outfielder Tom Goodwin as their first-base coach, completing the coaching staff for next season.
Goodwin, 43, hit .268 over 14 major league seasons and was primarily a center fielder, spending time with the Dodgers, Royals, Rangers, Rockies, Giants and Cubs. He stole 369 bases in his career, including a high of 66 in 1996 with Kansas City.
He will take over for Mookie Wilson after finishing his fourth season with the Red Sox organization last season, the last three as their minor league outfield and base-running coordinator. He also coached Single-A Lowell of the New York-Penn League in 2008.
Goodwin was a member of the US Olympic baseball team that won a gold medal in 1988.
He joins the returning members of Terry Collins' staff from last year -- pitching coach Dan Warthen and hitting coach Dave Hudgens -- as well as recently-hired bench coach Bob Geren, third-base coach Tim Teufel and bullpen coach Ricky Bones, the New York Post reported.
Wilson, bench coach Ken Oberkfell and bullpen coach Jon Debus were not retained after the season, and third-base coach Chip Hale left the organization to become Bob Melvin's bench coach in Oakland. Melvin replaced Geren as A's manager during the season.
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UP DATE: As I was completing this post the Mets made it official Goodwin is the new 1st Base coach. Reports indicate that the Mets will announce a first base coach on Monday. Adam Rubin believes it could be Tom Goodwin could have been offered the job. The Mets needed a coach with expertise in outfield and base running coaching, both of which are Goodwin's areas. Goodwin...
The New York Mets today announced Tom Goodwin as first base coach.
Goodwin, 43, finished his fourth year with the Boston Red Sox organization last season and his third as the organization’s Minor League Outfield and Base Running Coordinator. He coached Lowell (A) of the New York-Penn League in 2008, where the Spinners finished first with a 40-33 record. Goodwin also managed the...
It is being reported by ESPN's Adam Rubin that the Mets will make an announcement on Monday that they've hire former Major League OF Tom Goodwin as their 1B coach for the 2012 season. Goodwin, who played 14 seasons with the Dodgers, Royals, Rangers, Rockies, Giants and Cubs, will be the 1B coach as well as the OF and baserunning coach. The 43 year old's career ended...
The Mets signed a speedy base-stealing threat yesterday, but it wasn’t Jose Reyes.
The team hired former major league outfielder Tom Goodwin as its first-base coach, completing the coaching staff for next season.
Goodwin, 43, hit .268 over 14 major league seasons and was primarily a center fielder, spending...
The Mets name a first-base coach: Tom Goodwin, a former minor league coordinator for the Red Sox.
The New York Mets have announced that Tom Goodwin will take over as first base coach. The 43-year-old Goodwin just finished his fourth year with the Red Sox organization and his third as the team's minor league outfield and base running coordinator. He coached Class A Lowell in 2008, leading the Spinners to a 40-33 record.
Goodwin spent four years with Boston
The Mets have hired former big league outfielder Tom Goodwin to be their first-base coach, completing a shakeup of their coaching staff, the club announced on Saturday.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Mets have announced that Tom Goodwin will take over as first base coach.
No, the Mets have not signed Jose Reyes.
According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal, and others, the Mets have named Tom Goodwin as the 2012 First Base Coach.
Goodwin has worked in the Red Sox organization for the last couple seasons. For the last three years, he served as the organization’s Minor League Outfield and Base Running Coordinator...
The New York Mets named Tom Goodwin their first base coach Saturday.