Mets Thoughts

A Truly Metsian Dilemma

An article by posted on June 20, 2008

Okay-it doesn’t need to be said again, but the Mets could have handled Willie Randolph’s termination a little bit…okay a lot…better. Like not letting him on the plane to Anaheim better. For something we all knew was going to happen one way or another, the Mets certainly found a way to shock us and even […]

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Willie Randolph Reveals How It All Went Down And Writes An Article

An article by posted on June 20, 2008

Congratulations to the Daily News for getting the priveledge of posting Willie Randolph’s personally written article. Willie did not rip the organization to shreds. Here are some excerpts from his exclusive interview. Three and a half years and 555 games after it began, my dream of bringing a championship to the New York Mets officially expired a few […]

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An Open Letter To Jerry Manuel

An article by posted on June 19, 2008

Dear Jerry, Congratulations on your recent promotion to manager of the New York Mets. I have already said a prayer for you and I will be sure to light a candle for you on Sunday as well.  You probably have already been warned about staying on Tony Bernazard’s good side, and going to the SNY Gift shop […]

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In Omar We Trusted?

An article by posted on June 19, 2008

I learned of Willie’s demise Tuesday morning on my commute to work. I instantly felt nauseous. I knew that letting Willie go was a strong possibility and I was not necessarily against the move. What made me sick was the handling of it. I understand that it may be standard operating procedures to fire a […]

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Who The Hell Is Tony Bernazard And Why Do I Hate Him?

An article by posted on June 19, 2008

A funny thing happened in the last 48 hours or so. I was reading Newsday and some of the other online Mets beat writer blogs and I saw the name Tony Bernazard in one of the titles. I took a sip of my coffee and then muttered "Damn, I really hate this guy!" "That does it" I […]

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Stabbed In The Back – Randolph Calls Out Manuel

An article by posted on June 19, 2008

Maybe Jerry Manuel wasn’t joking yesterday when he said "You know next time you do that i’m gonna get my blade out and cut you. Right out there on the field. I’m a gangsta now, you wanna get gangsta on me, I’m gonna have to get you now, you do that again, I’m gonna get […]

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Willie Randolph Tells It Like It Is

An article by posted on June 18, 2008

The thing that sucks the most when a manager gets fired is that he’s not invited to the press conference. He doesn’t get to say good-bye to his team. He doesn’t get the opportunity to dispute anything the general manager says while he’s standing at the podium telling the audience it wasn’t personal and that […]

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Minaya’s Decision Gives Fans The Willie’s

An article by posted on June 18, 2008

It was one late evening in June when the New York Mets sent shock waves through the baseball world. There had been some rumors about the eventuality but when these rumors became fact, the news was still hard to accept. It was not just what transpired but the way in which it all went down. The […]

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Omar: It Was My Decision

An article by posted on June 18, 2008

In his 54 second conversation with the media before leaving the team hotel, Willie Randolph apologized to the fans for “not being able to fulfill his dream of this team winning a World Championship.”    He said he was disappointed and he will miss his players, and I don’t doubt that for a minute.  Omar insisted […]

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Reyes Shows Up Jerry Manuel In His Managerial Debut

An article by posted on June 18, 2008

It sure didn’t take Jerry Manuel very long to become acclimated to the drama that has become the New York Mets. In just his very first inning as a Mets manager, his authority was snubbed by an indignant Jose Reyes who refused to come out of the game after a leadoff single. After Reyes pulled […]

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