Yes, the loss tonight by the Mets was bad and if things continue to move this way the Mets are going to have several decisions to make and one of the big ones will be about Jerry Manuel. Do the Mets bring him back or bring in someone else.
By this point we all know the Mike'd Up Manual on Manuel (yes, i do feel extraordinarily clever with that one). If the Mets make the playoffs, Mike would bring Jerry back, who by the way he is rooting for as he has told us over and over. No playoffs, no Jerry Fun Times.
On page one of the Mike'd Up Manual on Manuel is that if Willie got fired, then Jerry can't stay. This theory goes like this, Willie didn't have the luxury of a motivated Carlos Delgado or Jose Reyes, which Jerry got. Jerry though has spent a lot of his time without a closer and still found a way to win.
The other big theory from Professor Francesa is that the Mets need a fresh start for the new stadium and cannot bring in someone connected to the collapse. But if you go with that then half the team wouldn't be able to step onto Citi Field.
I think Manuel doesn't make the best decisions sometimes, but it seems like he has the right personality for New York and that the issue here after two managers and two seasons of failure and collapse fall more on the core players who make up this team. I think that the Mets may have found their manager but might need to alter the players. Or adjust the man who put the players together...
Oh, wait they can't do that, they just gave him a four year extension. Let me check the manual to see the reasons behind that.
What do you think? You go along with the Manual on Manuel theories or you have a different point of view?
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