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Jerry Manuel

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    October 4, 2010

    Jerry Manuel Has Great Year, Gets Fired By the Mets Anyway

    ​Bye-bye, Jerry. Lost so far in the blizzard of post-Omar Minaya commentary is real discussion about whether or not Jerry Manuel should also have been fired. For those of us who like and respect Manuel and think he did a good job of keeping a potential circus atmosphere under control, the ques ... More >>

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    September 22, 2010

    Joe Torre And His Big Mouth

    ​So, as we close the door on the whole sordid "Joe Torre Return To The Mets" non-story, let's recap what we know. First, Torre did tell WFAN that he was "curious" about managing the Mets in 2011. Then, after the shit hit the WFAN he told reporters "I'm closing the door on managing the Mets, ... More >>

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    August 19, 2010

    Francisco Rodriguez: The Mets Only Now Realize He's Not a Nice Guy?

    ​In case you weren't sitting in front of your computer last night at 8:29 p.m. EDT, you might have missed the announcement that the Major League Baseball Players Association filed a grievance against the New York Mets in support of Francisco Rodriguez. The only surprise is that it took the uni ... More >>

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    July 15, 2010

    Johan Santana and Jerry Manuel Get Beaned by Daily News

    Give the guy a break!There are some curious grades in today's Daily News midseason report on the Mets and Yankees. Andy Martino, evaluating the Mets, gives Johan Santana just a B . And Jerry Manuel gets just a B-?

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    May 24, 2010

    Jerry Manuel Saved by K-Rod's Strikeout of A-Rod? If You Think That, You Aren't Paying Attention

    Safe, for now​Was K-rod's whiff of A-Rod last night the pitch that saved Jerry Manuel's job -- at least for another week or so? Probably. The first we saw to call for Manuel's firing in print was Mike Vaccaro in the Post last Monday. Last Friday, Filip Bondy said as much in the Daily News (" ... More >>

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    February 17, 2010

    Jerry Manuel Vows To Make Mets Spring Training About Actual Training

    ​Looking for bright spots as the Mets pitchers and catchers report? Here's one: Jerry Manuel has vowed to put his team through a starter course in fielding fundamentals. If you doubt they need it, consider some of these facts: First, the Mets fielded at exactly the league average, .984, last ... More >>

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    January 26, 2010

    I Blog New York: Your Guide to Gotham's Best

    18 obsessive, cantankerous, and unstoppable Gotham blogs worth going ape over

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    October 21, 2009

    This Week in the Voice: Best Of!

    ​Hurrah for Best Of the Best Ofs! What do you think? Is Mexico 2000, "a quaint shop under the J/M/Z line in East Williamsburg," New York's Best Bodega? Or McGovern of Brooklyn the city's Most Morbid Florist? Surely you have an opinion on our Best Yankee (Mariano Rivera), Met (Jerry Manuel) , ... More >>

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    October 21, 2009

    Bobby Valentine Might Manage the Indians

    ​Miss Bobby V? A lot of Mets fans do. The former Mets skipper was wrapped super tight; when asked if getting into the playoffs was fun, he said no, fun was skiing with his family; when he got thrown out of a game, he snuck back into the dugout wearing a fake mustache; he fought with the manag ... More >>

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    September 8, 2009

    Citi Field Crumbling, Cyclones' Attendance Fall Bring Perverse Comfort to Mets Fans

    The New York Post says Citi Field is falling apart: "Huge signs have collapsed, outfield drains have clogged and there are numerous faulty air-conditioning systems and electrical outlets." Also Jerry Seinfeld's luxury box was flooded and is riddled with mold, so it's an ill wind etc. And the Mets' ... More >>

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    August 31, 2009

    Banged-Up Mets Having Trouble Fielding a Team

    ​The frickin' Mets are so banged up with 13 players on the DL, the Jersey Star-Ledger says they hardly have enough minor leaguers to keep the team stocked with players. "The team looks more like the Buffalo Bisons than the New York Mets," says the paper, "with Nick Evans, Cory Sullivan, Wilson ... More >>

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    July 27, 2009

    Mets Fire Tony Bernazard, Minaya Blames Daily News Writer

    It was one thing when Tony Bernazard went to Binghamton and challenged a number of minor-league Mets, including "pussy" Jose Coronado, to a fistfight. You have to expect that from a vice president for player development, right? Motivation is part of the job. But this bizarre incident -- and the ne ... More >>

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    July 24, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

      Twitpic by tedsink. Last weekend's Siren Festival left many of us groggy, and a good thing too, as the week that followed was best seen in soft focus. President Obama and Henry Louis Gates were the comedy team of the week. Mayor Bloomberg, angry about the way mayoral school control ... More >>

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    July 21, 2009

    Mets Keep Manuel, Minaya; Said to Refuse Halladay

    Mets general manager Omar Minaya (pictured) confirms that both he and manager Jerry Manuel have been told they'll keep their jobs next year. Maybe that big win over the mighty Nationals last night clinched the deal. Or maybe no one else wants their jobs. Faith and Fear in Flushing calls this good ... More >>

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    July 17, 2009

    Jockbeat: The Mets at Midseason

    The Mets aren't going to win anything this year. That's what you really want to know, so we'll give it to you right off.  They're only four games under .500, but the problem now isn't just that the Phillies appear much stronger, but that Florida and Atlanta are in front of them in the NL East. ... More >>

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    June 29, 2009

    Jockbeat: The Mets are in Worse Shape Than You Think

    As the Mets prepare for what looks like a rough seven game road trip -- starting tonight with the first of three games against the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers and ending with three against the NL East-leading Philadelphia Phillies over the Fourth of July weekend -- it's time to face up to s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    God Hates the Mets, Puts Beltran on DL, Tries to Kill Jose Reyes

    Now that Carlos Betran has gone on the disabled list to mend a long-bruised knee-bone -- joining previously injured Mets stars Jose Reyes and Carlos Delgado -- manager Jerry Manuel is taking, as is his wont, a philosophical attitude. "We have to be optimistic that we can stay competitive," he told ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    Yankees Have Edge, Empty Seats in Latest Subway Series

    The Mets and Yankees start a three-game stand at Yankee Stadium today, and though the papers are banging the drum, some tickets remain on sale. You will probably have to settle for standing room, and good luck moving down to those empty $1,250 seats. Mets manager Jerry Manuel is playing down his s ... More >>

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    June 12, 2009

    Our Subway Series Prediction: Yankees, Yankees, Mets

    It isn't just the economy and the ticket prices that will produce all those empty seats at Yankee Stadium tonight. The Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies have taken much of the wind out of this season's first Subway Series. As we go to press, you can still go to the Yankees web site and g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2009

    Jockbeat: Will the Mets have the best bats in baseball this year?

    As usual, the New York Mets ignored my advice and didn't sign Manny Ramirez. They could have done it, you know. If the Dodgers talked him into a two-year deal, the Mets could have done it, too. I know a lot of you disagree with me, but my point is this: with Manny in the batting order, the Mets woul ... More >>

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    February 17, 2009

    Jockbeat: Is Manuel Down on Reyes's Thievery?

    Is Mets manager Jerry Manuel serious about moving Jose Reyes into the second slot in the batting order in back of Luis Castillo, or is he just making spring training chat? According to Ben Shpigel in the Times, "It is only an idea -- 'I would never do anything permanently,' Manuel said, smiling - bu ... More >>

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    September 29, 2008
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