I hate to do this. I really like Jerry Manuel, but he is not making defending him easy.
Let’s think about this for a minute. Manuel said:
“We need to identify who we are right now.”
That’s a joke, right? You mean you have no clue?
Please allow me:
You are a banged up team playing minor league ball, who, instead of talking on the field, you are now doing your talking through the media.
Too many players are making bone-headed plays and you, the manager, are making things worse.
You cannot even put together a good line-up.
Here are my problems with Mets manager, Jerry Manuel:
- He seems to have forgotten who the key guy was last year that helped to save the Mets season: Fernando Tatis.He does not play him enough. With so many guys down and Daniel Murphy making quite a few mistakes, Tatis should have been getting more playing time.
Sheffield was been dealing with a bad hammy. Give him a break and let Tatis take over in the outfield.
Use Sheffield in a pinch-hitter situation then pull him for a runner. This way you let him heal somewhat without screwing yourself over.
- Manuel talks with fear. He’s afraid to really speak his mind. Maybe the Wilpons have a script for him now.
He just lacks personality and has become the new Willie Randolph. Manny needs to grow a set. President Obama gets better scripts.Bench the players that should be benched, like those that keep messing up on plays and cannot hit.
It’s your team. You tell the players what to do. Not the other way around. Is it possible to bench yourself?
Instead of going to a guy who can actually get outs, you kept bringing in J.J. Putz who kept losing games for us.
Does he even know what he’s doing anymore? Maybe Sandy Alomar should take over.
Sometimes I really have to scratch my head and wonder about this fool. It hurts to say that. I’ve always liked Manuel. He just seems not to have it anymore.
How can a manager go from great to horrendous in not even a year? Here’s how: the Wilpons. They never wanted a manager or a GM. They wanted puppets. Well that is what they have. Congratulations!
He seems to be more automaton than human. Unless he wants a ticket to the unemployment like the thousands of Americans already there, he needs to get it together.
Manage the team like you are already in the playoffs. Put some effort into it. When people start to question everything that you do, you are losing the confidence of the fans and players.
Jerry Manuel, you have been warned.