Mets name Tim Teufel club ambassador
Tim Teufel will serve as a club ambassador and a Minor League infield instructor throughout the Mets’ farm system.
Back in mid-November, the Mets announced that Tim Teufel would not longer be serving as third base coach for the team going forward after spending five years in Queens. In his place, the Mets hired Glenn Sherlock from the Arizona Diamondbacks, and added that they hoped Teufel would stay on board in another capacity within the organization.
On Friday, the team announced that they had come to agreement with Tim Teufel who will serve as club ambassador and a roving Minor League infield instructor for the Mets. While his specific responsibilities weren’t detailed, it’s safe to assume by his title that he’ll be working up and down the farm system with the up and coming youth of the Mets.
As an infielder, and a key part of the Mets 1986 World Series champion team, Teufel can bring a ton of experience to the table. His resume will surely inspire those looking to get better to feed off whatever advice he can put out there.
Teufel should also be fairly familiar with the organization overall. He’s been with the New York Mets in one capacity or another for 24 out of the past 30 seasons.
The change at coaching for third base was unfortunately desperately needed. Like any other coach in that position, Teufel’s struggles were magnified in the big spotlight of New York. It got to a point that it was hard to keep track of how many runners Tim chose to send that would eventually get thrown out at the plate. Even worse, you could blame both Teufel and TC for Wilmer Flores‘ season-ending injury that was caused when he was also thrown out at home.
Overall, it’s never a good feeling to see someone lose their job, but I’m glad that both the Mets and Tim Teufel were able to work out a deal to see both parties move forward and benefit.