Tag: manager

Is Backman Really The Best Choice Or Just A Gimmick?

An article by posted on October 15, 2010 0 Comments

Following the Mets’ GM search brings a couple of thoughts to mind. I don’t see the Mets hiring Sandy Alderson plus Rick Hahn, as has been suggested. I believe the job is Alderson’s for the taking, which would enable him to help groom John Ricco to be his successor. I don’t think they’ll end up […]

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Wally Or Bobby V? Why Not Both?

An article by posted on October 12, 2010 0 Comments

We’ve spent the last week talking about who will be our next manager and GM. As Sandy Alderson recently moved to the top of the GM list, most Mets fans are clamoring for either Wally Backman or Bobby Valentine to take over as skipper. My question is: Why not both? It seems improbable, almost impossible, […]

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Will Mets Explore Trading Reyes?

An article by posted on October 7, 2010 0 Comments

Whomever the Mets hire as general manager I will be curious to see his take on Jose Reyes. Will he believe the team should be built around Reyes, or would the Mets be better served to deal him as an attempt to plug several holes, notably in the rotation and bullpen? The path of least […]

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It’s The End of Their World As They Know It (And We Feel Fine)

An article by posted on October 5, 2010 0 Comments

We interrupt your regularly scheduled day of blog reading to give you breaking news that’s already been broken. Omar Minaya has been relieved of his GM duties and Jerry Manuel’s option for the 2011 season was not picked up. Of course, this wasn’t even breaking news before it became official.  It was a foregone conclusion […]

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And The Award For The 2010 Mets Whipping Boy Goes To…

An article by posted on October 4, 2010 0 Comments

He’s a terrible manager. He burns out the bullpen. He hooks the starters too quickly. The players don’t respond to him. There’s dissension in the clubhouse. He’s lost control of the team. He needs to go. Once we get rid of him things will improve. No, I’m not talking about Jerry Manuel. I heard these […]

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To New Beginnings…

An article by posted on October 3, 2010 0 Comments

It would have been nice to end the season with one more win today, but I think we all saw the writing on the wall the second we saw Oliver Perez emerge from the bullpen gate. Still, I am very proud of the many accomplishments that so many of our players made this season, especially […]

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What will happen with Takahashi?

An article by posted on October 2, 2010 0 Comments

Personally, I’d like him back in the same role next season, but I have to wonder. Takahashi is a free agent this winter and wants to be a starter, and those starts against the Yankees and Phillies only reinforce that thought in his mind. His numbers are superior coming out of the bullpen than as […]

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Thoughts On Minaya, Manuel and Manic Monday

An article by posted on September 30, 2010 0 Comments

The earth shook this afternoon in New York when a source told 7 Train To Shea that Omar Minaya will be fired as the Mets GM on Monday and will not be reassigned. And if that revelation wasn’t shocking enough, that same source also reported that Jerry Manuel will not be asked to stay on as the manager of […]

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Mazzilli Doesn’t Sound So Amazin’ To Me

An article by posted on September 18, 2010 0 Comments

Veteran writer Bill Madden of the Daily News, thinks the Mets should hire Lee Mazzilli. He says that Bobby V will cost the Mets too much money and that the Mets front office is hesitant to move Wally Backman from A-Ball to the major leagues in one fell swoop. While I do agree with Madden on Wally and Bobby, I must […]

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Something Is Rotten In Queens

An article by posted on September 2, 2010 0 Comments

All year long we’ve been told that the Mets are financially in good health. It’s been the mantra ever since the name Bernard Madoff made headline news with his Ponzi scheme and swept the Wilpon family and Sterling Enterprises on board his swarmy carpet ride; not to mention all the livelihoods he destroyed along the […]

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