Meet the New A-Ball Staffs – Same as the Old A-Ball Staffs

gnatslogoBoth advanced-A St. Lucie and low-A Savannah announced their 2013 coaching staffs this week, and in both cases, the Mets will send the identical coaching lineup to each team as they did in 2012.

In St. Lucie, this means Ryan Ellis will serve as the manager, with Phil Regan as the pitching coach and Benn Distefano teaching hitting.

In Savannah, Luis Rojas take his second go-round as manager, with Frank Viola working as his pitching coach and Joel Fuentes as his hitting coach. (I get lucky. This is a really easy staff to work with, and you can’t beat Frank Viola’s insight.)

Including AA Binghamton, the Mets will have the exact same staff in place in three of their four full-season affiliates. That’s awfully impressive. Continuity is a good thing.