Ron Wotus reveals he was pursued by Mets, Cubs before Giants return

Jessica Kleinschmidt

Ron Wotus has been on the Giants coaching staff since 1998, so calling the city of San Francisco home is an understatement.

The team's third-base coach was brought back to the staff and will stay in his current role under new manager Gabe Kapler. He talked to NBC Sports Bay Area's Kelli Johnson and Pat Burrell following Kapler's introductory press conference and said he'd received other offers before accepting with the Giants.

"The Cubs reached out to me for a bench coach position earlier in the process, then the Mets -- I went and interviewed with them," Wotus said in the interview.

Wotus said he was supposed to meet back up with the Mets organization this upcoming weekend. He even was told coaching in Chicago or in New York would have been better for his career.

The 58-year-old also wanted to see what was out there in regard to other coaching opportunities, but more than anything he wanted to stay put.

"This is where I want to be," Wotus added. 

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After 33 years in the organization, Wotus is eager to work with a new manager and offered up any help Kapler might need. 

"It'll be an adjustment -- and I think in a lot of ways change can be good sometimes."

Ron Wotus reveals he was pursued by Mets, Cubs before Giants return originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area