Mets Blog shares his thoughts on Mets COO Jeff Wilpons recent trip to Atlanta.
Upon hearing this news, many Mets fans were quick to assume that Manuel was due to lose his job if the team struggled on their current road trip. Its funny how not too long ago the Mets were in the midst of an 8 game winning streak, but now a few weeks later Jerry Manuel is on the verge of losing his job. At this point, I think it would be best for the Mets to just keep Manuel for the remainder of the season, because if they were to fire him he would likely be replaced with Bob Melvin, and lets be honest, Bob Melvin is not the answer for the team. I keep thinking about what things would be like if Bobby Valentine were to return to New York. He is the only option available that I feel like knows how to handle the type of things that would be thrown at him in New York.
Fish Stripes is blogging about…what else…Hanley Ramirez’s benching.
Any baseball fan hates to see this happen to a young superstar, it seems as though Hanley is beginning to get a big head. If one things for certain, either Hanley or manager Freddi Gonzalez will not return to Florida in 2011, and my gut feeling tells me its going to be Gonzalez who will leave. Think about it, with Bobby Cox leaving after this year it makes prefect sense for Gonzalez to return back to Atlanta to take charge of the Braves. I do believe that the foul ball off of Hanley’s foot was a legitimate injury, but I also think that when going after the ball in the outfield he over exaggerated how painful it really was. It will be interesting to see how this plays out with not just the Marlins management, but also the (few) fans that they have.
With Pat Burrell recently being cut by the Rays, Braves Blast wonders why Atlanta shouldn’t take a chance on him.
Although he makes some valid points, I just see the whole idea as unnecessary. Ever since Burrell left Philadelphia he has fell of the face of the earth, which is shocking considering how much he meant to the development of the Phillies we know today. If the reason for Atlanta signing being to “kill the Mets” or other teams in the East, I just wouldn’t bother, there has to be someone in the Braves system they can call up or another option they can call upon. This season is a great time to give some young players a chance to perform in the show, so why roll the dice on a washed up player hoping to strike gold?
Following another Roy Halladay complete game, but this one coming in a loss, Phillies Nation compares the durable pitcher to a toy…just trying to play with it as much as you can without breaking it. no comments