Monday, July 26, 2010
Change Coming in Queens?
After the Mets dismal beginning to the second half of the season, is the writing on the wall for Jerry Manuel in Queens? The Mets were shutout yesterday for the 4th time during their recent 11-game road trip and are 2-9 since the All-Star break. To add insult to injury, the Mets averaged 2.1 runs per game on this trip and hit .196. DISMAL.
Omar Minaya (who may want to start packing his bags himself), showed his angst and disappointment yesterday after a tough 1-0 loss to the Dodgers. When asked about Manuel's future, Minaya said, "I don't want to talk about that. I feel everybody here is trying hard. I could tell you the staff is trying hard. If you ask me [about] the overall performance that has happened, of course I'm not happy. Nobody is happy."
Omar - maybe it's time to stop taking the easy way out and make some moves that actually mean something. People forget this is the same GM that in 2005, thought it was too much for the Mets to give up Lastings Milledge for Roy Oswalt straight up as a last minute deadline deal. Wow, I'm glad that worked out well.
It should be an interesting final week of July leading up to the trade deadline. Will the Mets make the major move(s) to try to right the ship or will they take the popular route and place blame solely on coaching. Time will tell, but it may also be time for one Omar Minaya to start looking in the mirror.
Posted by Rich D