All ‘Hale’ the New York Mets New Third Base Coach

Posted: 29th October 2009 by Phil Hoops in MLB
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Adam Rubin of the New York Daily News is reporting that the New York Mets are close to naming former minor league manager and Arizona Diamondbacks base coach, Chip Hale, as their new third base coach. The 44-year-old Hale, spent parts of seven seasons in the big leagues. Over the span of 575 career at-bats, he hit .277 along with seven home runs and 78 RBI. One can only hope that this move will decrease the number of Mets players getting thrown out at the plate, which was a problem for the team last season. Being that Hale was also a minor league manager, he could work well with the younger players on the team, such as Bobby Parnell and Daniel Murphy . Another interesting note that Rubin points out is the Mets are considering bringing in ex-Arizona manager Bob Melvin to be the Jerry Manu ...

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