Last updated: 08/27/2016 - 1:48 AM UTC
Mookie Wilson is rejoining the Mets as the minor league outfield and base running coordinator and Bob Melvin is joining as a pro scout. Both men have major league coaching experience. Additionally, both men have been managers (Wilson managed the Brooklyn Cyclones in 2005 and Melvin managed the Mariners and Diamondbacks). Both are good hires but I can’t help but get the feeling that part of the reason for bringing them on board is to have people inside the organization to move into major league roles in case the team gets off to a slow start and Jerry Manuel is made the scapegoat.