I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you Manny Acta is the new manager of the Washington Nationals. He helped in my transition from the Yankees beat to the Mets. Was very helpful and I wish him well.
More importantly, it will be interesting to see how much Jose Reyes will miss him. There was a certain degree of comfort Reyes had in working with Acta. Reyes made incredible improvement strides this year, but improvement isn’t always a predictable thing. There’s no guarantee Reyes will make a similar level of improvement next season.