Mets have already fired hitting coaches Chili Davis and Tom Slater
The Mets were batting .241 entering Monday, which is actually good for ninth in MLB. Their .686 team OPS was 21st. Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Mets have already seen enough out of Chili Davis and Tom Slater for 2021.

The Mets fired Davis and Slater on Monday. They will replace them with Hugh Quattlebaum and Kevin Howard. Quattlebaum previously served as the minor-league hitting coordinator, and Howard was the farm director.

Mets GM Zack Scott says the move is not about the results early in the season, but about changes to the process they want to make.

““We felt like the players needed a different level of support, and maybe some different skills brought into the mix,” Scott said Monday.

Davis was hired by the Mets' previous GM, which helps explain why he was let go.

Davis, 61, was in his third season as the Mets’ hitting coach. He was hired in November of 2018 after being fired by the Cubs after that season. He was the Cubs’ hitting coach for just one season.

Slater, 53, has been an assistant hitting coach since after the 2017 season.

The Mets were batting .241 entering Monday, which is actually good for ninth in MLB. Their .686 team OPS was 21st.

Here is video of Scott’s comments:

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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