Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 10/29/12
Perhaps now that the World Series is over, we’ll get some hard news coming from Mets land. The only thing that has happened semi-recently has been the announcement that Terry Collins and all of his coaches will return next year. While this news was met by the fan base with the mixture of yawns and disappointment that no one will pay for the second-half collapse, I would like to focus on one thing I am happy about – Tim Teufel will return. Teufel replaced Chip Hale on the coaching staff, both as third base coach and as infield instructor. Hale had generally received positive reviews in his tenure with the Mets and he brought with him some fresh perspective, having joined the team after a stint with the Twins. But Teufel, who both played and managed in the Mets system, was a very capable replacement. A third base coach is a weird position. It’s fairly high profile but if I asked you to name the five best third base coaches in the majors, you would probably struggle to come up ...
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