Mets bench coach Eric Chavez stops by the show for Episode 53 of The Mets Pod, and the conversation covers everything from coaching Brett Baty to learning from Buck Showalter.
Connor Rogers and Joe DeMayo talk to Chavez about Baty’s defensive development at third base, Eduardo Escobar’s role at the hot corner, Chavez’ shift from hitting coach to bench coach in 2023, working with veterans like Francisco Lindor, plus learning under Showalter and the possibility of managing one day in the future.
Later, the guys discuss the latest news about Jose Quintana, the choice between David Peterson or Tylor Megill to fill the open rotation spot, the continued spring production from Baty and Ronny Mauricio, plus Lindor’s hot start in the WBC hopefully being a good sign for a hot start to the regular season.
Finally, the show wraps by unwrapping the Mailbag – with questions about how the bullpen roles are shaking out so far in spring training and power predictions for Baty.
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