From the press release:
Manager Jerry Manuel completed the New York Mets' coaching staff today by naming Luis Alicea the team's first base coach.
For the last two years, Alicea was the first base coach for the Boston Red Sox. Luis also was a manager in the Red Sox Minor League system for three seasons. He directed Lowell (A) of the New York-Penn League from 2004-2005, Greenville (A) of the South Atlantic League in 2006 and Peoria of the Arizona (A) Fall League, also in 2006
The weirdest part about this is when I was walking back from class, not five minutes ago, I was wondering when they would name the first base coach. With Lee Mazilli out at SNY, I was pondering his chances at returning to coaching. Guess not.
I can't criticize this move at all. He's the first base coach. Yay.