The following short rant was too long for Twitter so I’ve transplanted it here:
Omar Minaya said yesterday that Jerry Manuel and Howard Johnson are safe… for now. So today everyone and their grandmother is siding with or against Minaya’s opinion. A lot of people were surprised by this but I’m not. I mean, what do you expect him to say? “My manager and coaching staff sucks and I’m going to replace them all as soon as I find the right people”?
Let’s get real. Minaya’s response was quite neutral and I wouldn’t expect anything else. Even if he’s going to make a move he’d be foolish to admit it before replacements are finalized (even interim replacements). So let’s not get too caught up in the semantics of any such responses and deal with the reality that Jerry Manuel and company are here until it’s announced that they’re not.