Manager Jerry Manuel indicated his pitcher, Livan Hernandez could lose his spot by his next start.
Really? Was this not discussed back in the beginning of July? Hernandez was set to lose his job after the All-Star break.
What happened? Manuel has gotten soft.
I think that is one of the biggest problems right now. Manuel went from “gangsta” to “Barney”. What happened to “You cut me, I’ll cut you right back”?
That is the only attitude you have to have with a New York team. Manuel is treating this team like he is their father. He gives chance after chance after chance.
My message to Manuel is very simple:
Cut them already! Draw blood! They are not going to lose their jobs at the end of the year, my friend. You are! You have done nothing to help this team.
Tim Redding should not even be on this team anymore. Neither should Hernandez.
Pitchers may be limited, but you are better off telling Omar Minaya what you need. Do not have a conversation over a cup of tea.
Storm into his office. You are the manager. You know what you need. Act like it! Tell him!
I understand we are short on pitchers right now. It is so bad our relievers are becoming our starters. Sad, is it not?
Had you cut Hernandez sooner, maybe Minaya would have gotten a pitcher before the deadline.
Unfortunately, the Mets have pretty much pushed themselves into non-contention. Anything short of a miracle, is not going to help this team. Being 11.5 games out of first place and 10 out of the wildcard with seven teams ahead of them is not an ideal situation.
Manuel seems to think that if the pitching gets straight, then the team will be fine.
What team is he watching?
The team cannot hit. They are playing sloppy defense.
Injuries are not an excuse. You cannot use the same excuse. The job of the players is to get it done. They have not.
As a matter of fact, from where I stand, nobody in this organization has gotten anything done.
The only thing the Mets got right this year was the firing of Tony Bernazard. Even that they found a way to louse it up.
As a Mets fan, I would start demanding my money back. I do not want an apology from the organization. I want my money back.
At this point, no matter what the Mets front office does, it is all too little too late. The players have to take the bull by the horns and play the game they are getting paid to play.
Message to the players:
Count your blessings. You’re lucky I’m not your GM or your manager. The lot of you would be on the trading block this offseason.
I would have cut quite a few of you boneheads already.
You want this year to matter? Then I suggest you start hustlin’.
You take opposing catchers out at the plate to get your runs in. You take out second basemen to prevent double plays from happening.
For the love of the game and the love of your fans, GET IT DONE!
Make an effort. From where I stand, you look like a bunch of pathetic losers who already have given up on this season.
No calvary is coming fellas. It is all on you.
Congratulations! You are now playing for your jobs.