Mookie Wilson will be back in New York this summer, but he'll be wearing his familiar "1" at KeySpan Park, not Shea.<br>
Scout.com has learned that Wilson, a candidate for the first base coaching job with the big club that went to Jerry Manuel, has been named the manager of the Single-A Brooklyn Cyclones for the 2005 season.
Wilson, who served as first-base/outfield coach on the Mets for five years, has spent the last two seasons as the skipper of the team's Kingsport affiliate in the Rookie League, gaining an ever-growing reputation for being an excellent instructor for the Mets' younger players. He'll be bring his staff from the K Mets with him as well, as Steve Merriman will be named Pitching Coach and Luis Natera will be the hitting instructor.
The Mets aren't expected to officially announce the new system assignments until the winter meetings, but a source close to the situation has confirmed that Tony Tijerina, last season's Brooklyn skipper has been named Minor League Field Coordinator. Other assignments include Gary Carter to helm the GCL Mets, Jack Lind to Double-A Binghamton, Ken Oberkfell to Triple-A Norfolk., and John Stearns as the Catching Coordinator.
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