“Mets manager Carlos Mendoza will have plenty of experience with Gibbons in the Mets dugout,” MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, reported on April 24 (ET), adding, “According to a source, the Mets will hire Gibbons to be Mendoza’s bench coach.”
Gibbons is returning to his hometown team. He was selected by the Mets with the 24th overall pick in the first round of the 1980 draft. He didn’t play much in the majors. He appeared in 10 games in 1984 and eight games in 1986. He announced his retirement in 1990.굿모닝토토 주소
Gibbons began his coaching career in June 2002 when he was named Toronto’s first base coach. He took over after the firing of manager Carlos Tosca in 2004 and compiled a record of 20 wins and 30 losses. He went on to lead Toronto for five seasons until he was fired in 2008.
Gibbons then served as bench coach for the Kansas City Royals and manager of the San Diego Padres’ minor league affiliate before returning to Toronto for the 2013 season.
After failing to reach fall ball in his first two seasons, the Jays reached the postseason for the first time in 2015 with a 93-69 record and a first-place finish in the American League East. In 2016, they went 89-73 and finished second in the division. Both seasons, however, they were eliminated in the Championship Series.
The next two seasons were less successful. In 2017, the team won 76 games and lost 86 games, and in 2018, the team won 73 games and lost 89 games, finishing fourth in the district in both seasons. Eventually, he left the team after the 2018 season. In 11 seasons, the team has 793 wins and 789 losses. In the 2018 season, he also coached Seung-hwan Oh (Samsung Lions), albeit briefly. Seung-hwan Oh was traded to the Colorado Rockies in July of that year.
“Gibbons will be the most prominent member of the Mets’ revamped coaching staff,” MLB.com reported, “with multiple sources saying the Mets plan to bring in Antoine Richardson as first base coach and Mike Sabore as third base coach.”