Browsing All posts tagged under »Jerry Manuel«

Wilpon has Manuel firing speech ready

September 10, 2010 by


“We put very good players in place who didn’t play very well. It’s best to jump-start and get a manager to motivate these players and get the best out of the veterans and the young players,” owner Fred Wilpon said at a news conference. “I believe these guys are as good as we all thought […]

Mets' September screw-up

September 8, 2010 by


Dillon Gee certainly turned heads with his outing Tuesday and hopefully the Mets will give him regular starts in September. With the playoffs out of reach, the club needs to use the final month of the season to give players a chance to show what they can do. Which is why Bobby Parnell should be […]

Manuel a .500 manager at best

September 2, 2010 by


“Manuel is 190–198 in 2.5 seasons managing the Mets, who have looked totally disinterested during the last two months of this season. He was mostly a .500 manager with the White Sox too, short of one fantastic season. In his heart and mind, I truly believe Manuel expected this team to evolve and grow from […]

Manuel assigns blame

August 27, 2010 by


That’s a huge percentage, because they sit in the middle of the order,” Manuel said. “It puts pressure on the complementary pieces in the order. When you don’t get that production there, and then the complementary pieces aren’t living up to the expectations you have for them, it makes it tough. But you can get […]

Manuel on innings limit for Niese

August 26, 2010 by


We touch on that kind of stuff all the time, but we haven’t really sat down and put anything in ink,” Manuel said. “I think a lot depends on if we see a diminished product, if we see fatigue. Then I think we’ll probably visit it with some sincerity. Jerry Manuel summing up his views […]

Why the Mets came up short

August 16, 2010 by


Much has been made recently about how the Mets have not won a game this season when trailing in the ninth inning. But the Mets have never been particularly good in this department. Here are the team wins in this category the last five times the club made the playoffs: 2006 – 3 2000 – […]

Blowouts and one-run games

August 2, 2010 by


Mercifully, the Mets are done with the Diamondbacks this season after Sunday’s 14-1 shellacking. In six games against the 39-66, cellar-dwelling club from Arizona, New York finished 1-5. In those games, the club was outscored 47-19. The Mets were 1-2 in one-run games, 0-1 in games decided by three runs and 0-2 in games decided […]