Mets’ Eric Chavez confident Brett Baty will improve in field

port street. LUCIE — 3rd baseman Eric Chavez, who won his six-time gold glove award, believes Brett Batty will “absolutely” be his league third baseman in the majors. Mets bench coach Chavez sees part of himself as a front-runner, with his bat seemingly ahead of the defense. Chavez remembers when he was labeled “all-hit, no […]

Mets’ Eric Chavez taking next step towards managerial ambition

port street. LUCIE — Eric Chavez accepted his new position with the Mets over the winter. One eye is coaching and keeping his staff intact, the other is his managerial aspirations. Unless the team promotes assistant hitting coach Jeremy Barnes to the lead role, the team will likely lose him to another organization. Chavez, who […]