Sport Samson: Why Mets' decision to fire hitting coaches was a 'panic move'

03:35  05 may  2021
03:35  05 may  2021 Source:   cbssports.com

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The New York Mets have had their fair share of offensive struggles early on this season. Following Monday's 6-5 loss at the hands of the St. Louis Cardinals, the Mets made the decision to fire hitting coach Chili Davis and assistant hitting coach Tom Slater.

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During Tuesday's installment of "Nothing Personal with David Samson," the host weighed in on the Mets' questionable decision to fire their hitting coaches just one month into the season.

"What a panic move by Steve Cohen. I think Steve Cohen called Sandy Alderson and said 'that's what we're doing.' I think the old Sandy Alderson wouldn't fire a hitting coach this early," Samson said. "He understands the rhythm of baseball and sometimes it gets you. At the end of the day, it is incredibly important to have a consistent approach with your players, so you don't lose the clubhouse. I think heads had to roll and that was the hitting coach."

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Now the Mets did score five runs on Monday, but Samson believes that the decision to fire the hitting coaches was made prior to the game.

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