While Jerry Manuel ponders things like the Mets 2-5 start, John Maine’s spot in the rotation, and how they can eke out a win against the Rockies and Cardinals, the time has come for us to ponder life without Jerry Manuel. The fast start that he himself admitted he needed all through the Spring, has eluded him and he must now face the real possibility that barring a complete turnaround, his days as the manager […]
Coming into 2010 we knew that there would be questions regarding the pitching, we knew that there were guys coming back from injuries and we also knew that the Mets needed a good start for Jerry Manuel to keep his job as the manager. The Mets haven’t started good, losing their first 2 series to the Marlins and Nationals at home. They’re currently 2-4 in the standings putting them in last place in the division. […]
Jerry Manuel was a guest of Mike Francesa on WFAN today, and was chock full of information, essentially detailing some last minute items of note as the Mets get set for Opening Day. To begin, the last roster spot is down to the same two guys I mentioned on Wednesday, infielders Chris Carter and Frank Catalanotto. While Carter would provide the Mets with more offensive pop, Catalanotto could give Jerry Manuel the versatility he craves. A final […]
We have just one more week of Spring Training left and the good news out of Mets camp is that Jose Reyes may soon appear in a minor league game perhaps as soon as today. Also, Omar Minaya said this weekend that we should not rule Jose Reyes out for Opening Day. As soon as Reyes gets back into his regimen I have a feeling we’re going to revisit a hot topic that was introduced at […]
This Spring we’ve gotten to look at some of our young prospects and they have impressed fans, the media and the team. The reports that the farm system was dead have been greatly exaggerated it seems. Fernando Martinez, Ike Davis, Jon Niese and Jenrry Mejia are having great springs, so of course there has been plenty of talk about them joining the big team once camp breaks. Coming into Spring Training, the fifth sport in the […]
Met Nation, we are officially nearing the time when players need to start putting themselves into game shape mentally. Not just physically getting their work in, but mentally preparing for the rigors of 162 games that count. (and hopefully a few more after that) I feel a post season berth is well within reach. It’s the old adage that “Hope springs eternal.” I think if our pitching stays healthy we’ll stay in contention. We all […]
This is the time during Spring Training that all Major League teams start to cut down their rosters, sending some players down to their Minor League affiliates, while others are sent on their way right out of the organization. The funny thing about this process is that there are very few surprises as to who stays and who goes. Sometimes a young player with just a little minor league experience makes such an outstanding impression that […]
I have a sneaky suspicion that someone from the front office, maybe even Omar Minaya, took Jerry Manuel on the side and told him how it was regarding prospects Jenrry Mejia and Ike Davis. Yesterday, in the lesser of the two big miscommunication snafus, the other being Reyes, Minaya made a statement contradicting what Manuel had said two hours earlier regarding Mejia’s chances of starting the season in the Mets bullpen. It ain’t happening is […]
Communication is important and it’s something that the Mets need to work on improving and fast if they want any success in the near future. The last couple of seasons have shown how the lack of communication has hurt this franchise on and off the field. The Mets promised things would be different this year, but it’s clear that not much has changed from a season ago. Carlos Beltran’s surgery is a key example of […]
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