Bobby Malek (c) New York Mets

The big news of the weekend is that Bobby Malek has retired from coaching.

Bobby Malek had served as hitting coach since the 2011 season. Malek played for the Cyclones during the 2002 season. Malek’s time as hitting coach was marred in 2012 & 2013, as the 2012 team failed to produce one batter that hit over .261. The 2013 team failed to have a hitter hit over .278 & hit only 25 HRs.

There had been rumors that Malek would succeed Rich Donnelly as Manager of the Brooklyn Cyclones.

With the departure of Malek, all 3 members of the 2013 Brooklyn Cyclones coaching staff have moved on, with Manager Rich Donnelly being named manager of the Tacoma Rainiers (Seattle AAA) and Marc Valdes being promoted to Savannah (Mets Low A)


In other news, Steve Cohen, Kevin Mahoney and Gery Perone have all gotten promotions.

Steve Cohen, who has served as Brooklyn Cyclones General Manager since 2001 is now Vice President. He will remain the main personĀ to complain to in charge

Kevin Mahoney who has served as Brooklyn Cyclones Assistant to the General Manager since 2002, while also serving as Ticket Manager in 2002 & 2003. He is now General Manager.

Gary Perone has had two stints with the Brooklyn Cyclones. His 1st stint was from 2001 to 2004. During that time he served as Community Relations Director from 2001 to 2003 and was Director of Sales in 2004. In 2005 and 2006 Gary betrayed left the Cyclones to work for the Staten Island Yankees. During his time with the hated SI Yankees, Gary served as Assistant General Manager. Gary came to his senses and returned to the Cyclones in 2007, serving as Director of New Business Development. He is now the Assistant to the General Manager.


About Daniel S. Weiss

I have been an avid Cyclones fan since 2001. In December of 2013 I decided to launch my own blog "Brooklyn Baseball Banter" to cover the Brooklyn Cyclones.

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