After firing pitching coach Dave Eiland, the Mets will be replacing him with Phil Regan, who had been working for the organization in the minors.
Regan, 82, was working as a roving pitching coach who was usually focused on the lower levels of the minors.
Regan had a 13-year big league career (with the Tigers, Dodgers, Cubs, and White Sox) before getting into coaching. He has coached and managed at various collegiate and professional levels since 1973, including a stint as the Orioles manager in 1995 and serving as pitching coach for the Mets' High-A affiliate from 2009 to 2015.
As far as relating to modern players, Regan said on Tuesday that he doesn't think "there's much difference" now to how they were when he first started.
"I think kids today, they want you to be honest," Regan said while speaking with Syracuse.com. "I don't ever lie to them. I try to come in and not change their whole delivery. I'm not a big believer in doing that, or taking pitches away from them. But there's a lot of little fundamental things that you have to do as a pitcher. And sometimes a person can see that, maybe just one little thing. Try it, and if you like it stick with it."
Regan also touched on how he keeps up his energy.
"I've always kind of stayed in the game and done different things," he said. "I still go to the Dominican in the winter and coach down there. I spent 20 years in Venezuela managing and coaching there. So I've kept busy all year-round. And I think it's kind of helped me keep going. I'm 82-years-old now, but I don't feel it."