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Archive for June, 2008

Video: Reyes Leaves Tuesday’s Game

For those who missed Jose Reyes‘s tantrum when being pulled from the game on Tuesday night here is video courtesy of As a side note Jerry Manuel’s handling of the situation has been universally accepted. He’s been praised for the way he handled the situation right down to following Reyes to the clubhouse to […]

Mets Coaching Shuffle

In the wake of the firings of Willie Randolph, Rick Peterson and Tom Nieto the Mets coaching staff was obviously shuffled around. Sandy Alomar Sr. moved from third base to bench coach, Ken Oberkfell and Luis Aguayo were brought up from New Orleans to coach first and third respectively and Dan Warthen was brought up […]

John Stewart on Willie’s Firing

Mets Lose Manuel Debut

Looks like the managerial change didn’t spark the Mets. In the first game since Jerry Manuel took the managers reins from Willie Randolph the Mets lost 6-1 to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The Team could field behind Johan Santana. They couldn’t support him with runs either. On other bad news Jose Reyes hurt […]

Omar’s Press Conference

Watching Omar Minaya’s press conference. He didn’t say anything earth shattering. It was more or less “this was my decision, we needed a change”.

Questions About How Willie Was Fired

Many questions are surfacing in Mets-land now that Willie Randolph has been fired as manager. Here are a few. Was it fair to fire Willie? Randolph had little to do with player acquisition. He had no control over injuries. He was simply trying to do his best with the roster that was assembled for him. […]

Fired: Randolph, Peterson, Nieto

It finally happened. After the beating the Angels 9-6 general manager Omar Minaya finally dropped the ax on manager Willie Randolph. The win was the fourth in six games so one has to believe that there was something else going on. Either Randolph was resistant to suggested changes from ownership or Minaya was just waiting […]

Saved By A Rainout?

With all the speculation about Willie Randolph’s status one has to wonder if yesterday’s rain out may have helped Willie keep his job through the weekend. Ownership has apparently given up their support of the Mets manager and general manager Omar Minaya has given the vote of confidence that history tells us is usually the […]

Heyman: Peterson, Johnson May Be Fired With Randolph

I’ve written about my displeasure with Mets pitching coach Rick Peterson a couple of time recently. Apparently I’m not the only one feeling this way. In an article for Jon Heyman says that manager Willie Randolph may fired this weekend but possibly as early as today. Heyman’s sources say that if (when?) Randolph is […]

Cerrone Talks With Seaver

Matthew Cerrone at Metsblog lives every Mets fan’s dream. See his interview with the great Tom Seaver here.