Giants deny permission for Mets to interview Andrew Bailey for bench coach role

Giants pitching coach Andrew Bailey

Giants pitching coach Andrew Bailey

The Mets were rejected consent to speak with San Francisco Giants pitching coach Andrew Bailey for their uninhabited bench coach position, according to Ken Rosenthal.

Bailey has actually functioned as the Giants’ pitching coach because previous to the 2020 season. The Giants had the second-lowest age (3.25) in all of baseball last season, behind just their department competing Los Angeles Dodgers. Their bullpen pitched to a 2.99 age in 2021, the very best in baseball, en path to a 107-win season, and coming one swing far from advancing to the NLCS.

Bailey was a pitcher in the major leagues for 9 years, winning the 2009 AL Novice of the Year with the Oakland A’s, and being called an All-Star the following season. He likewise bet the Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Angels, Philadelphia Phillies, and New York City Yankees.

Bailey worked under Mets basic supervisor Billy Eppler as an instantaneous replay planner and training assistant with the Angels. He likewise was the Angels’ bullpen coach in 2019.

Previously today, the Mets were likewise rejected consent to speak with San Francisco Padres quality assurance coach Ryan Flaherty.

Rosenthal kept in mind that it was odd for the Padres to not offer the Mets an opportunity to speak with Flaherty considering it would have been a promo, however they do believe he’s a gem in their system. Nevertheless, in Bailey’s case, some executives, per Rosenthal, felt that going from pitching coach to bench coach wasn’t always a promo.

Likewise according to Rosenthal, it’s unfathomable into the offseason for huge personnel modifications like that to be made, likewise contributing into the rejection.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.