According to Andy Martino of the Daily News, Jerry Manuel and Omar Minaya’s jobs are safe for now. The Mets have lost six of seven games since the All-Star break, but all indications are that manager Jerry Manuel and general manager Omar Minaya are in no immediate danger of losing their jobs. Minaya is making a scheduled trip to Los Angeles for this weekend’s series against the Dodgers, but the visit is routine. Either Minaya [...]
I really try to avoid the pitfalls of letting a game or two get to me. However in lieu of Sunday’s implosion of Frankie Rodriguez, his latest in a line of many, my jerking knee isn’t bothering my conscience quite as much as I thought it would. Earlier this year Omar Minaya and Jerry Manuel fawned over minor league phenom pitcher, Jenrry Mejia. Somehow through that love affair the kid surprisingly made the major league team [...]
It looks like later today or possibly tomorrow Oliver Perez will be reactivated and be back with the big league team. The genius that Jerry Manuel is has reportedly decided to use him the bullpen as a second lefty. The fact that Oliver Perez is going to be back on this team just shows how bad the management of this team really is. Oliver Perez shouldn’t even be on this team anymore. Perez was signed [...]
Here’s something I read this morning by Steve Popper of The Record who also happens to be one of my favorite beat writers covering the Mets. Steve caused me to chuckle when he started out this morning’s column with a warning to his readers, I’m going to make the most common sense argument – and one that is going to irritate a lot of Mets fans. The Mets should give Jerry Manuel an extension. Did you [...]
After last year’s injury plagued season the Mets unveiled a new slogan in Spring Training. That slogan was “prevention and recovery.” They had it posted in the clubhouse in Florida and after last year it was nice to see that the Mets were going to start taking injuries a little more serious. Fast forward to July and it seems that the Mets have forgotten about “prevention and recovery.” I’m talking in regard to Jose Reyes’ [...]
As Major League Baseball moves into its All-Star Break, it’s time to reflect on the Mets and what they need to do to improve the team in the second half. Whereas many people have been clamoring for another starting pitcher before the trading deadline on July 31, I don’t think that’s the answer. In fact, I think the team just needs to improve some things internally, things that have nothing or very little to do [...]
Cliff Lee is one of the best pitchers in the game. Last year’s performance in the World Series was spectacular. Lee was brilliant against one of the best if not the best lineup in the game in 2 starts. The two games that the Phillies won were Lee’s in the Fall Classic. It’s now 2010 and Cliff Lee is now a member of the Seattle Mariners. Lee is having an amazing first half for Seattle. [...]
In today’s New York Post, Mike Puma reports that Jerry Manuel is desperate for another arm in his bullpen and that he plans to address the matter with GM Omar Minaya. “Manager Jerry Manuel planned to speak with team brass last night about the possibility of adding a seventh reliever, after the Mets emptied their bullpen yesterday in a 9-5 victory over the Nationals.” Whether you think Jerry Manuel has done a poor job of handling [...]
Brian Stokes. Fernando Nieve. Raul Valdes. Sean Green. No, I am not listing the all “keep those guys off my team” list – this is a listing of the guys Jerry Manuel has ridden like a 1981 Chevy Astrovan across the border. Jerry Manuel is to the concept of MLB bullpens and how to keep them productive for long periods of time as Dusty Baker is to the concept of pitch counts and not annihilating [...]
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