Originally posted on MetsZilla  |  Last updated 10/5/11

The Mets have announced that the team will make some coaching changes, at various levels within the organization, for next season:

The New York Mets today announced that Bench Coach Ken Oberkfell, Third Base Coach Chip Hale, First Base Coach Mookie Wilson and Bullpen Coach Jon Debus will not return to the major league club for the 2012 season.

Tim Teufel will take over as Third Base Coach and Ricky Bones will become Bullpen Coach. Hitting Coach Dave Hudgens and Pitching Coach Dan Warthen will return to Manager Terry Collins’ staff in the same positions next year.

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Hale declined an offer to remain on Collins’ staff to pursue another Major League coaching opportunity. Wilson and Debus will be offered other positions within the organization.

Teufel was the Manager of the Buffalo Bisons (AAA) of the International League for the 2011 season and Bones was Pitching Coach.

The Mets will announce further additions to the Major League coaching staff in the coming weeks.

Some initial reactions from beat writers covering the team:

Andy Martino on Dave Debus:

Debus was fall guy for both the relief pitching and catching being bad. Organization loves Warthen's preparedness and rapport w pitchers 23 minutes ago via TweetDeckReplyRetweetFavorite @SurfingTheMets Andy Martino

and Mookie Wilson:

Sources say there were concerns about Wilson's work preparing OF defense, particularly Duda. 25 minutes ago via TweetDeckReplyRetweetFavorite @SurfingTheMets Andy Martino

Adam Rubin on why Chip Hale turned down the Mets offer to return to the team:

Chip Hale officially has been named A's bench coach. Two-year deal. 27 minutes ago via TweetDeckReplyRetweetFavorite @AdamRubinESPN Adam Rubin

 

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