Mets Coaching Staff Update: Chili Davis and Tom Slater Dismissed

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BREAKING: After a couple of weeks of speculation, the Mets coaching staff is finally seeing some changes. The team dismissed hitting coach Chili Davis and assistant hitting coach Tom Slater following the team’s 6-5 loss to the Cardinals on Monday night. Slater had held his position since 2017, while Davis had been with the organization since 2019.

Mets Coaching Staff: Future of the Team

A lot of Mets fans have been begging for a change since the season started. The team has scored just 76 runs in 23 games (3.30 runs per game), which is last in MLB. They have also been horrendous with runners in scoring position, hitting just .208 in those situations.

Replacing Davis will be Hugh Quattlebaum, the Mets’ director of hitting. Executive Director of Player Development Kevin Howard is set to replace Slater.

While Davis and Slater were both dismissed, don’t expect this to be the last change to the Mets coaching staff this season. With the team underperforming at just 11-12, it wouldn’t be too shocking manager Luis Rojas is next on the hot seat.

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Mathias is a graduate student at the Newhouse School at Syracuse University. He is currently studying Broadcast and Digital Journalism on the Sports Media and Communications track. He graduated from The College of New Jersey in 2021, where he studied journalism and served as the Sports Editor and Opinions Editor for the school's newspaper, The Signal. He joined Overtime Heroics as a writer in June of 2019 and became an editor in December of 2020 before taking over the MLB department in June of 2021. Mathias is also a former varsity swimmer and is the youngest of five kids.