Mets fans will get their wish. The team announced Tuesday that head trainer Ray Ramirez will not return to the team after spending 12 seasons in the position. The rest of the training staff will remain intact. The news comes as a surprise after general manager Sandy Alderson and the rest of the team brass had supported Ramirez, despite the rash of injuries. The Mets’ hyped pitching staff was decimated by injuries this season and star outfielder Yoenis Cespedes was also plagued by hamstring injuries that have forced him to reconsider his training program. The Mets also made Dan Warthen’s removal as pitching coach official. Much like manager Terry Collins, who was named special assistant to the GM, Warthen has been offered another spot in the organization. Noah Syndergaard will not be pleased. “I think it’s pretty much bull [expletive] what is going on with Dan,” Syndergaard said after the Mets’ season finale. “He is taking the blame for all the injuries that have happened this year and I think they are looking in the wrong direction.
Mets change course, fire trainer who’s hated by fans
New York Post | Oct 3