Sorry for the late posting today especially after one of the most biziare loss the Mets had suffered in awhile.
Someday the main streamers in the press and talk radio will give fans the credit they are due for knowing their team better than they ever could. Why is everyone in the media so shocked that Jerry Manuel has no use for Ryan Church? We knew this since late February when J-Man made it known that Church would platoon with Fernando Tatis in RF. Back then Daniel Murphy was the fair haired boy but now he is closing in on Church status.
Just viewing the video of J-Man giving Church his ass to kiss after Church missed 3rd base. I have no doubt that Church missed that base in fact Church deserves to grab some pine after that but Manuel HAS TO go out and argue that call no matter what. Letâ€™s face facts, Manuel is no Earl Weaver when it comes to moves and counter moves from the bench his strength is holding his clubhouse together but after last night there could be a crack in that clubhouse. Manuel not going out to argue was reminiscent of Willie Randolph not fighting for the home run taken away from Carlos Delgado in Highlander Stadium last year.
Carlos Beltran is 100 % right that Angel Pagan (the new Jerry Manuel flavor of the month) should have backed off when he called for that ball. The center fielder is the ruler of the outfield roost, but throwing Pagan under the bus in the press is not what a leader does. Flame his ass in private Carlos.
With D-Wright stepping up big time with his bat (after taking Omarâ€™s “this team has no edge” remark personally) now with Delgado on the shelf for 2 months minimum Wright needs to grab that clubhouse but the balls and get his teams attention. After that embarrassing loss last night maybe a gathering of teammates only is in order before tonight s game.
Lost in the slop of last night was the stellar effort by Tim Redding and the bullpenâ€™s strong outing as well.
Can we please just put Daniel Murphy at 1st base everyday and see what he can do? Go with Tatis in RF if you want and Sheffield in LF. I donâ€™t know what the hell Murphy sis to J-Man but itâ€™s time to forgive and forget if youâ€™re J-Man. I swear Manuel is part Irish the way he holds a grudge.
When the manager is more upset about losing Alex Cora than Reyes then we know weâ€™re in for a turbulent summer .
I have a 5PM game today and you know making sure you touch all the bases willbeÂ brought up in my pre game talk