Ex-A's Report #2: Rickey Is New Mets Hitting Coach
by Ken Arneson
First, some Zito news, and now this: Newsday is reporting that Rickey Henderson will be the new hitting coach for the New York Mets, replacing Rick Down.
Well, this should be fun. I've always thought that Rickey could be a pretty good first base coach, since he has an expert eye for pitchers' moves, but I never really thought about him as a batting coach. He had pretty much the ideal batting approach as a player; it should be interesting to see if he can explain and transfer that approach to others.