Blogger: Joe Torre

Now I’ve seen everything.

Former Mets manager Joe Torre (I know he managed somewhere else, but can’t remember where) has a blog. And yet there isn’t one ad for Bigelow Tea.

Speaking of former Mets managers, what I’d really like to see is a blog from Davey Johnson, who as you might know is managing Mets pitcher Brandon Knight (among others) at the Olympics in Beijing.

Johnson is doing a fine job with Team USA, which most of us are happy to see — partly because we as Americans are rooting for our team, but also because it’s hard to be a Mets fan and not like Davey, who managed the Mets out of the basement and into one of their most glorious seasons.

Davey’s US team of no-names beat Japan in 11 innings to grab the third seed. However, that means their next opponent is second-seeded Cuba (South Korea is #1). Johnson is sending the team’s only amateur — San Diego State righty Stephen Strasburg to the hill against the Cubans on Friday. Game time is 6pm in China, 6am EST for the rest of us.

Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.