In which Hojo becomes a New York Met.
The Mets Hall of Fame only includes four pitchers from all 50 years of the team's existence. There has to be more than four great Mets pitchers in team history, right?
The Mets aren't hitting, and when highly paid teams don't hit, the hitting coach usually takes the fall.
via www.metstoday.com So Howard Johnson is gone as hitting coach, or soon will be, replaced by another guy who will presumably tell Mets hitters to "take more first pitches" and "look for a pitch...
While owner Fred Wilpon says GM Omar Minaya and manager Jerry Manuel will return next season, there is a chance hitting coach Howard Johnson might unfairly take the fall for the Mets' poor season.