Re: this one's on Willie
- From: "Micheal Ray" <mrr@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2008 09:26:25 -0400
"POPS" <metfan14@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
"Grimm-RHD" <billjill.dwyer@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
On Jun 13, 2:35 pm, "HockeyDad10901"
Back To Back Games he pulls the starter who is pitching lights out to go
'the book'. Put the freaking book away and let the players play.
and Santana should have each pitched at least another inning. He pulls
Pelfrey after one batter after letting him hit? What was the strategy
Idiot. And a 3 hitter with 10K's in a must win game he goes to Joe
when his best pitcher is lights out? 116 pitches. C'mon, you have to
THESE games. He is not the manager for this group and he is not really
leader, he is a nice bench coach and a good guy. He has infected this
with his laid back attitude and non aggressiveness. Fire him. NOW. I
never wanted a manager fired more and i have been a Mets fan since 62.
I'm sorry, this is a no win for Willie. Case in point, if he did what
you said and allows Johan to pitch the 8th, and he blows it. Well
it's on Willie there too. Another reason. Johan was at 116 pitches.
Another inning starts to put another averaged 16-17 pitches. That's
133 pitches. If Johan pulls something, or has a freak injury. Well
the blame goes on Willie for allowing him to pitch the 8th.
Look, if Willie gets fired, it's because the team is under
performing...PERIOD, which they are. At this point everyone is
looking for a reason why they are under performing and the current
scapegoat is Willie. Right, wrong or indifferent. If Willie gets
fired, we will see very quickly if it was Willie's fault or the
team's. Cause Manuel is about 180 degrees from Willie. He'll either
light a fire under the team that Willie couldn't. Or the team will
lose focus and interest under all the yelling.
I've read that Manuel has the same approach as Willie. He is NOT a guy who
is 180 degrees the opposite of Willie. No manager is going to make Delgado
I disagree. A manager can get a player to play for him. Is he going to
make Delgado a 40-hr threat? Maybe not, but he can certainly get to him
dive for balls in the field.
Or, fill the holes in the OF.
I disagree. A manager can instill confidence in role players to get them to
play over their heads. As much as I didn't like him, Bobby V. seemed to
always get these type of performances from the Paytons, Timos, Agbayanis.
Or have this team hit better with
runners in scoring position.
I disagree. Much of this is a mental approach, which could be influenced by
a manager. Take Reyes' AB that ended the rally in the first game yesterday.
The pressure was _entirely_ on the other team, and there's Jose being
overaggressive and lofting a lazy, shallow fly to right. As Rick Down was
quoted as saying, this team squeezes the bat too tight when the game is on
the line. That's a mental thing, and that's the domain of a manager.
The only thing a manager can do is sit guys who
I disagree. You think that's all Bobby Cox does in Atlanta every year?
Look at that roster and tell me who would replace these underachievers.
If they're "underachievers," doesn't that mean they have the ability?
That's on Omar, and he knows it.
Was it on Omar last September, too?
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