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Minor Mets news

Pitcher Dillon Gee will represent the Mets in the 2011 Taiwan All-Star Series next month. (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)

I was occupied with other things on Friday, so I missed out on the minor Mets news.

I caught the last inning or so of the NLCS game between the Cardinals and the Brewers last night, and some of the post-game analysis. It floored me that the Cardinals’ bullpen has recorded two fewer outs than the starters, and that no starter has pitched into the sixth inning in the NLCS. As long as it’s working, I’m sure the Cardinals fans are thrilled. But I hope that Tony LaRussa‘s quick hook and fetish for bullpen matchups fails him in the next two games of the NLCS – I don’t want to see this emerge as a new trend in baseball.
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Report: Mets schedule interviews with bench coach candidates

According to ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin, the Mets are beginning to schedule interviews with bench coach candidates.

Washington Nationals manager Jim Riggleman (5)
Jim Riggleman (Photo credit: Keith Allison)

Unfortunately, former Washington Nationals manager Jim Riggleman is one of the potential additions to the 2012 Mets coaching staff.

For those who don’t recall, Riggleman walked out on the Nationals in June when Washington GM Mike Rizzo would not discuss Riggleman’s contract status. Riggleman was signed through the season and had a team option for 2012.

I don’t doubt Riggleman’s baseball knowledge. But is he the best choice for an organization that’s still trying to change its culture? I don’t think so.