The New York Mets have announced their affiliate coaching staff for the 2022 season. It was previously announced that Reid Brignac, who played 37 games with the Phillies in 2014, has been promoted to Double-A manager. Binghamton Rumble Ponies after serving as Low-A Port St. Lucie Mets manager in 2021.
With the promotion of Brignac, he brought with him two of his 2021 coaches from Port Saint Lucie. Former Phillies first baseman Tommy Joseph will serve as hitting coach for the Rumble Ponies while Jerome Williams, who pitched for the Phillies from 2014-15, will serve as pitching coach.
The latest staff member is Mariano Duncan, who was part of the 1993 Phillies team that won the National League pennant. He will serve as the Rumble Ponies bench coach after serving in the same position for the High-A Brooklyn Cyclones in 2021. Duncan has worked as a minor league coach since 2003, with a stint as first base coach for the 2006 Dodgers to 2010 under Grady Little and Joe Torre.
Duncan previously coached with Williams on the Kingsport Mets in 2019. Brignac, Williams and Joseph were all in the Phillies organization in 2014.
All of these connections led to the Mets coincidentally assembling a minor league coaching staff of former Phillies.
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