Former Roger Clemens trainer, Brian McNamee, was close to becoming a member of the Mets’ coaching staff last season, according to the New York Post.
Mets manager Willie Randolph and former hitting coach Rick Down both supported hiring McNamee, whom they both knew from their time with the Yankees as a batting practice pitcher, the Post reported.
Mets general manager Omar Minaya turned down their recommendation after gauging McNamee’s reputation within baseball and deciding that McNamee did not fit the role.
Good thing! That would be the last thing the Mets need right now, a distraction. They not only are a team in New York, so by default they get more media all over them than usual, but they also just collapsed last year, and enough people are running the mouths about that.
McNamee and Clemens are right in the center of steroid allegatons, as the courts decide which one of them is lying about giving Clemens performance-enhancing drugs.