The Mets have interviewed Gil Patterson for their pitching coach job, reports ESPN's Buster Olney.
Patterson, who pitched one season of Major League Baseball with the Yankees in 1977, has been a longtime coach, spending time with the Diamondbacks, Blue Jays, Yankees and Athletics in their minor league systems.
Patterson has most recently been the head of the Athletics minor league pitching program -- a big part of their entire farm system -- since 2016. This was actually Patterson's third stint in Oakland, having served as the minor league pitching coordinator from 2008-2012, and was a pitching coach for two of their minor league teams in the early 1990s.
Patterson joined the Diamondbacks system as a minor league pitching coordinator from 1997-2000, before becoming the bullpen coach for the Blue Jays in 2001. He would later be their pitching coach from 2002-2004.
He joined the Yankees in 2005 as a pitching coach for their Triple-A club, the Columbus Clippers, before doing the same job for the GCL Yankees in 2006 and 2007. He rejoined the team after leaving them for the Athletics to become the minor league pitching coordinator from 2013 to 2015.
The Yankees were the first team to give him a shot at coaching, having him join the team for half a season as a pitching coach in 1984.
Looking past all the bouncing around, Patterson clearly has a lot of experience when it comes to pitching.
The Mets are also known to be looking at Twins bullpen coach Jeremy Hefner, University of Michigan pitching coach Chris Fetter, and Brewers bullpen coach Steve Karsay for their pitching coach position.