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Ken Oberkfell to be named Mets bench coach

Dec 8, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

Ken Oberkfell

Adam Rubin of ESPN NewYork reports that Ken Oberkfell will be named Mets bench coach.

Oberkfell has managed the Mets’ AAA teams in their various locations for years, manages down in the Dominican Winter League and served as the Mets’ first base coach for a spell in 2008.  He’s a company man who is now getting a longer ride in the majors, which he likely deserves.  He’s also thought of as a cooler customer than Terry Collins is, so maybe he’ll provide some ying to Collins’ fiery yang.
  1. antelope850 - Dec 8, 2010 at 1:14 PM

    Does this mean Wally Backman goes to AAA to replace Oberkfell? Or Tim Teufel moves up to AAA and Wally goes to AA? (Or maybe Wally manages AAA against RHP and Teufel manages AAA against LHP, for oldtimes sake.)

  2. BC - Dec 8, 2010 at 2:11 PM

    I think it’s yin, not ying.

    • Jeremiah Graves - Dec 8, 2010 at 6:39 PM

      We’re talking about the Mets here, it is most definitely ying in this case.

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