The Jerry Manuel era begins tonight. The question is obvious: Will things change?
Reyes gets hurt on the 1st play of the game… are you kidding me?
Josh, I was about to say the same thing.
They can’t blame Willie for that one.-JD
What a great manager. Reyes has a little tweak, tells manuel he is fine after running to check his knee and than manuel tells reyes to sit . it was obvious reyes said he was fine and manuel tells him your out. I don’t blame reyes for being mad. This whole situation is a cluster f@@ck!!!!
Angels TV announcers Rory Markas and Mark Gubicza are already mocking Omar Minaya at his press conference earlier today, as they played the clip of Omar saying: “I believe Willie Randolph will get another managing job. I believen he SHOULD get another managing job.”
“Yeah,” Markas said, “I guess just not the one he had.”
Gubicza then clowned Minaya for saying the move “isn’t about Willie Randolph.”
“Obviously, it’s about Willie Randolph,” Gubicza said, then added that none of the myriad managerial changes he experienced in Kansas City when he pitched for them turned the Royals around.
Manuel is right in taking Reyes out even if he did not think it was that bad. He wanted to rest him soon any way. Why not when Reyes obviously felt something enough to get Manuel out there to begin with. Rather Reyes rest a day or two than spend 15 or more on the DL.
There goes the season.
If Reyes comes out of this game, we’re officially toast.
Oh, well at least new first base coach Ken Oberkfell is making himself useful.
Oh, wow. Nice to see Manuel has the respect of his players, as Reyes stalks away from him and then throws away his helmet.
Welcome to the madness, Jerry.
The Jerry Manuel Era is not looking so bright so far…
There is our great ace on the mound. I’m sorry but as usual the Mets were had when dealing for Santana. Reyes storming off the field makes me believe the one blogger who posted that reyes and delgado were the cancer of the club house, I now believe it.
Thanks Delgado, you worthless piece of dirt…
New manager, same old team….
Hopefully the players back up Manuel on this one. I don’t know if Reyes was OK or not, but when the manager tells you you’re coming out as a precaution, you don’t throw a temper tantrum—especially in the manager’s first game, for goodness’ sake. And as a manager, when one of your franchise players tweaks something, if there’s any doubt as to whether he’s OK, you take him out.
I love it. This team blows the same, Omar Minaya, your day is coming.
tomg: Nothing is obvious about Reyes’s tweak. Ryan Church recently said he was good to go, too, a few weeks ago and look what happened. We’re not in Reyes’s body and we don’t know if whatever he tweaked could aggravate itself.
And there’s no excuse for Reyes’s on-field pouty petulance, showing up his boss.
Think a manager like Frank Robinson would tolerate BS like that? He’d be in the clubhouse with Reyes right now, beating him with a belt like he was his daddy.
Where was Easley? Jerry Manuel’s hair looks more gray than at his press conference. Welcome to the big chair of the USS Mets (AKA the Titanic). Just look for the big door to float on.
Tomg: I know you hate Santana, but he had a 2.87 ERA before this start, and he’s been terrific the last month, so he really doesn’t deserve to get killed for one bad start…
tomg, don’t be ridiculous. Santana’s ERA in his last 3 starts is under 1. And he’s known to be a better 2nd half pitcher than 1st.
The braves that has a pitching staff on the dl pitched better than the mets against the angels and the braves have had all kinds of injuries to there starting and bull pen pitching. This team blows and I don’t care who manges this team. Omar Minaya is nothing but a politician (full of crap)and is the reason why this team stinks. I have had enough of reyes. if i was a GM I would look to trade reyes.
Gil I agree. Reyes was wrong but now the new manager has a test of his leadership with his players way before he should have to. He can’t let it go. But if he loses Reyes this team can’t take 3 months of the puting Jose.
I am in a mean mood. I’ve been a met fan my entire life and I am fed up with this team so excuse me if i get belligerent towards this team.
Reyes has been out of control since last year. This is not new news. If they can’t straighten out reyes’s attitude than trade him.
tomg: Hey, I understand you’re being pissed. But like my dad says, it’s better to laugh than to cry—as I was doing inside after NLCS Game 7 in 2006.
So much bad stuff has happened to this team since the Molina home run, tomg, it’s almost comical. Our lives could be a helluva lot worse than our favorite baseball team blowing.
This met organization is a mess. When Doubleday wanted out and sold his share i knew this organization was in trouble. This is the new silver spoon son running the team which i said was the way this team was run and i remember JD before this year started told me that wasn’t the case. I am a new yorker and you can’t bull s@@t me. this is the silver spoon duce bag running this team.
You have had enough of Reyes? Is there anything you are not mad about? Alright have Minaya trade Reyes, or fire Minaya and whoever replaces him will trade Reyes and then when the nobody prospects we get for him are scratching away at AAA and Reyes is hitting 330 on some pennant winner I’m sure you’ll crucify that move… You live off the deep end
Speaking of comical, there’s Keith on the phone, with his voice sounding even more girly on the phone, stepping on TV ad time and there’s a shot of new coach Luis Aguayo, sporting No. 51—sure didn’t take long to give The Jacket’s number away, or re-issue Tom Nieto’s No. 55 to new coach Ken Oberkfell either, did it?
doesn’t look like anyone slept last night- Reyes has got to be kidding us with that show in the first. Santana gets beat up, Delgado does his classic failure to bend over and easley forgets to cover a base…....
Kevin: Omar should trade Reyes, then sign Omar Vizquel to a seven-year deal! ;)
Maybe tom but before I’d trade him or Wright there would be a whole new team in place including staff and front office. I also understand your frustration with this club. I’ve been a fan their whole life and it doesn’t end. A couple good years and a self destruct mechanism goes off each time differently. I really don’t care about whether Manuel or Randolph is in the dugout, its just that this team doesn’t have a plan that lasts for more than 30 seconds. And this last week was just another example of it.
I hope you were kidding when you said trade reyes for a nobody prospect. Who ever said that, no, you be a good GM and trade him for someone comparable, not some wasted prospect, common man, geez!!!
JD – whats the story on the third base coach he seems to have come out of nowhere…
“Kevin: Omar should trade Reyes, then sign Omar Vizquel to a seven-year deal! ;)”
I am now sorry I even mentioned trading reyes, you guys are killing me!!!
Hopefully Reyes gets at least fined for his actions. If he acts out and is not punished then the new mgr needs to get fired.
edfever: Luia Aguayo played infield for the Phillies in the ‘80s.
Reyes needs a good swift kick in the ass. I don’t like his attitude.
Santana’s problem in the first was turning around and seeing Easley at SS, Tatis at 3B and Anderson in LF and he was trying to hard to figure out how to keep all the balls on the other side of the field, and then the ball found Delgado. I’m surprised he didn’t have a fit and follow Reyes into the clubhouse.
Say what you will about what Reyes did, it was wrong and it showed up the manager, but at least he has passion to be out there and play… you could tell by the way he stormed off the damn field that he was alright… No way the scene playing out there did not impact the bottom of the inning. Its like little mikey going to school after walking in on mom and dad going to work in the bedroom, no way he’s passing his test in first period.
Marlon Anderson – the total package.
well, it’s amazing but the phillies lost, braves and florida are losing and the Mets still have a shot at this division. There out fieled is hideous.
I knew that I was wondering where his pick came from he’s not a name you hear much in the organization
How ‘bout this for new Mets on-field leadership:
Peter Griffin as manager.
Joe as bench coach—in his situation he’d never have to leave the field.
Glenn Quagmire coaching third (he’s always bragging about getting to third base).
Cleveland as first base coach.
Brian, with his superior intellect and anayltical skills as pitching coach.
Man. I can’t believe the start to this one, but I still believe we’ll be in it at the end. I think the players care. They have made some bonehead plays but I am not ready to trade Reyes or trash Santana. I am not too sure if Delgado will be on this club for too much longer though. He better find his swing and start doing a much better job defensively or I could see the Mets saying goodbye to him. Now that Omar may be on the firing line desperate measure may be taken.
The soap opera lives on!!
New manager. Same team.
Gil: Thanks for making us laugh. Priceless.-JD
Gluv you crack me up! That’s probably what Ron Darling is thinking but would not dare say! You really painted quite a lovely picture with that one.
This sounds crazy but if church can come back healty, Alou also, big if and the mets can stay healthy. I do believe they can still win this division. Call me crazy but I just got this feeling it’s attainable.
Gil – Stewie would be the owner.
No word yet on Reyes.-JD
Lets blame this on the mets fielder, it can’t be that Santana is getting hit hard, what a joke.
JD: Thanks, I’ll be here all week!
Santana has given up four runs all with two outs
I’m sorry fellow met fans. I haven’t seen any signs that tell me santana is this great ace making how much?
Comments are closed