THE METS MANAGERS LIST IS TRIMING ITSELF

Before we get on to anything here today, I must convey my most heartfelt condolence to Sandy Alderson and his family on the passing of his father John, who was killed by a car Saturday night in St. Petersburg while crossing a street. From all the stories I’ve read John Alderson was a ‘young” 87 years old and to be taken from his family like this is a tragedy.  

I guess Clint Hurdle went for the sure thing instead of playing the longshot by taking the Pirates job. Or maybe Hurdle knows something we don’t on who the next Mets manager will be. By the way, if Wally Backman was such a slam dunk as a major league manager how come no other major league team looking for a manager requested Backman come in for an interview? I’m just asking?

(UPDATE: Now I see why Hurdle took the Bucs job and I think you’ll agree with me I hope he’s a success in the Steel City)

So it looks like a two man race between Terry Collins and Bob Melvin and I agree neither guy stirs my passions but I’m willing to let this play out and see if it works. It also looks as if Chip Hale and Tim Teufel  could get coaching spots with the Mets with Backman taking over the helm at Bingo or Buffalo.

Can we just trade F-Mart for a bunch of bats, uniforms and helmets that seem to have gone missing the last few years in Flushing? The one time phenom  was to start yesterday in a Dominican League game but missed his start due to car troubles. No bullshit. CAR TROUBLES!!!! After the news got out about this the team and F-Mart tried to cover his ass by saying there was a miscommunication about his reporting date. Yeah right. I guess Omar Minaya has found a job in the DR running a team as this kind of cover up stinks of the Omar regime.

Speaking of Charlie Samuels, as bad as it is for him to get fired by the Mets and to be looking at criminal charges being filed against him, the worst part could be if convicted and sentenced to do time, Charlie would have to wear orange every day. Maybe Samuels could share a cell with Bernie Madoff in the Crimes Against The Skill Sets wing of prison

Adam Rubin has a long Q & A with David Wright getting his take on the past and present of the club.

I wish the Mets had a guy like Amare Stoudemire the last few years who would call out his underachieving teammates like Amare did last night. Could be Stoudemire is pissed that LeBron and D-Wade picked Chris Bosh over him to a BFF?

NON-METS: I see where the Fishsticks have fired coach Scott Gordon as the team is doing a swirlie of their season with a 10 game losing streak. Gordon should be relieved to be relieved of his coaching duties. Isn’t it time Gary Betmann and the hierarchy of the NHL seriously think about contracting the Icelanders and a few other teams from the league? The Icelanders play in a dump of an arena (the place is filthy and many of the seats are broken and ripped) and only sell tickets when the regal Rangers come to Uniondale. Take the Isles, Blue Jackets, Panthers, Coyotes, Lighting, Predators and Thrashers and either contract them or merge them a la the Minnesota North Stars/Cleveland Barrons in 1978 and make two teams and put one in Winnipeg and the other in Quebec City.

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METS REMOVE URINALS FROM CLUBHOUSE

I watch J-Man in his post game pressers after his bullpen blows yet another game and I must say I admire him greatly. When asked about his bullpens latest choke job he said they pitched with “hesitation and trepidation from contact” which politely means that his relievers are scared shitless to throw strikes and until Aaron Heilman, Pedro Feliciano, Joe Smith and Scott Schoeneweis to name the four main culprits, grow a pair of balls and start challenging hitters there will be more of these type of games. Warlord Jerry has used just about every option he has to his disposal (I‘d love to hear his conversations with Omar Minaya about the bullpen fiasco) and the fact that the Mets blew a 5-1 lead to a team that is not only out of contention, but played a three city road trip and came to town twelve hours before game time and put on a performance in the first three innings like they wished they could just forfeit the game and go home to the Steel City.  That’s what makes this latest meltdown and loss more painful not only was this a game that was handed to the Mets on a platter but the Cheesesteakers and the Tuna’s both lost last night so to sum up the NL East, it won’t be the best team won but the team that sucks the least that comes out on top.

 

The more I keep telling myself I shouldn’t get aggravated about this team, the more I become like a fucking wild man watching these games. Here’s how psychotic I am. I listened to the game at work and when Schoeneweis gave up the single to Steve Pearce, I shut the radio and walked out of the office and went home. So what do I do when I get home? I watch the replay of the game. I deserve a kick in the ass. I’ll say this, I’ve been an Aaron Heilman defender but when you fall behind 3-0 to Luis Rivas (LUIS “FUCKIN” RIVAS) and you just struck out Nate McLouth, and you allow Rivas to get a base hit against you, you deserve to get hit with an empty Rheingold bottle. This is why Heilman should not be a late inning reliever he is not a GANGSTA’ and J-Man knows he’s no GANGSTA’ and that the only GANGSTA’ he has is Wags who is out. Schoeneweis? PULLLEEEZZEEE! Joe Smith? Like the swallows going back to Capistrano, when August rolls around Joe Smith’s right arm turns into a wet noodle. Meanwhile a big  strapping young reliever is sitting in the bullpen spiting sunflower seeds as eunuch after eunuch is sent out to do a mans job. PLEASE J-MAN, FOR ALL OUR SANITY, USE EDDIE KUNZ TO CLOSE UNTIL BILLY WAGS GETS BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. What’s the worst thing that could happen he blows a fucking game! At least we will see a new arm flushing our pennants hopes down the toilet.  The next 14 games for the Mets are against teams that are playing for next year (Nats-Bucs-Braves-Astros) the Mets MUST win a minimum of 10 games in that stretch , anything less than that well, then it’s time for Brett Farve, Eli Manning and NY Rangers training camp.

 

Warlord Jerry getting tossed out of the game in the 9th inning yesterday was more out of frustration of his inept relievers than Bill Hohn’s strike zone  but one thing it gave us was that Bill Hohn has not bought a calendar in thirty years. Did you see that John Holmes ‘stache on Hohn when he took his mask off to toss J-Man? Holy Shit! Last time I saw a guy with a ‘stache like that Vanessa Del Rio was on the receiving end of Holmes’ schlong.

 

Reading Peter King’s MMQB and I see where a new football league called the United Football League will start up next year looking like it will take the place of NFL Europe as a developmental league for the NFL. One of the teams will be here in NYC and owned by the Skill Sets and get this, will play at $iti Field. Are you kidding me? How can a football team and a baseball team share a facility at the same time this make no sense and hopefully like most of King’s reporting this one is filed under BULLSHIT. But I will make this prediction. The Skill Sets within 3 years will buy the NY Islanders and move them from Uniondale to Brooklyn NY and Bruce Ratner’s  Downtown arena.

 

I can’t wait to see tonights lineup as J-Man is about fed up with Ramon Castro and his “injured ankle” what is it with Castro that when it’s time to step up this guy always runs and hides? If J-Man goes to him tonight and he says he can’t play then the Mets need to put his fat ass on the DL. Problem is two many nice guys in that Mets clubhouse, someone needs to go Prince Fielder on Castro’s ass.     

 

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