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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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-?
Safe, for nowWas 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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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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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>