Why did the Mets let George Greer leave?

Here’s another re-blog. This time from the guys at Big Apple Baseball Blog. I had George Greer as a shoe-in to become the Mets new hitting coach, but I’m not mad about the Kevin Long signing.

Big Apple Baseball Blog

George Greer while he was serving as hitting coach with the Brooklyn Cyclones George Greer while he was serving as hitting coach with the Brooklyn Cyclones

Earlier in the week it was announced that the Mets Triple-A hitting coach George Greer had been hired by the St. Louis Cardinals. Greer was named the Cardinals system wide hitting coach. It is well-known that the Mets are in search of a new hitting coach, thus making the timing of this move a bit odd to me.

The Cardinals have been one of the premier franchises in the sport for some time now. They compete for a World Series title year in, year out, leaving many wondering just how do they do it? Very rarely do you see the Cardinals give out long-term deals to overpriced free agents. They let arguable the games best player at the time, Albert Pujols, walk and they didn’t even skip a beat. I credit much of this to their player…

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