Here’s what really disturbs me about the Mets of late.
Jeff Wilpon visits Jerry Manuel in the clubhouse and gives him a vote of confidence.
I guess it’s true – Jerry isn’t responsible for signing Ollie Perez to a three-year $36M deal – that was Omar and Wilpon.
And Jerry isn’t responsible for Niese pulling his hammy (or whatever it is) for the second time in two years.
And Jerry isn’t responsible for signing Bay, who has hit 1 HR. And it’s the hitting coach who should take the heat if Bay and Wright don’t turn around. At least Reyes is turning it around.
If Wilpon wants to take action, how about a boardroom meeting with Omar, where he says, “We’re opening up $10M to stop the bleeding. Sign Pedro as a fifth starter and let’s orchestrate a trade to dump Ollie, eat some of his salary, and get Cliff Lee for that pitching slot.”
Free agents to sign:
Pedro Martinez (SP)
INN W L S K BBI ERA WHIP
44.7 5 1 0 37 8 3.63 1.25
Jermaine Dye (OF)
AB R HR RBI BB KO SB BA
503 78 27 81 64 108 00 .2505