After meeting with the Mets in at MLB's GM Meetings in Scottsdale on Monday, Chris Fetter has emerged as a "strong candidate," according to SNY's Andy Martino.
Fetter, 33, currently serves as pitching coach at the University of Michigan and is widely considered to be one of the hot coaching names around the industry He interviewed for the Yankees pitching coach job earlier this month, but eventually lost out to Matt Blake.
He also has experience coaching at the professional level and was the Dodgers' minor league pitching coordinator before leaving to join Michigan's coaching staff.
The Mets also met with Jeremy Hefner at the GM Meetings on Monday, a former Met who a rival GM predicted would end up getting the gig. Hefner spent 2019 as the Twins' assistant pitching coach after serving as an advance scout for the team for the previous two seasons.
Hefner made all 50 of his big league appearances (36 starts) with the Mets, pitching to an 8-15 record with a 4.65 ERA. He struck out 161 batters and walked 55 over 224 1/3 innings.