Who’s The Boss?
On Thursday, Mets manager Jerry Manuel intimated that each of his starting pitchers not named Santana had one more chance to prove their worth in the rotation.
On Friday, when asked for more details regarding this ultimatum, Omar Minaya’s response was:
“Did Jerry just say that today?”
As David Lennon wrote, “Of course, Manuel says a lot of things that don’t actually end up happening.” — so perhaps Thursdays threat was an empty one. Last year, people conveniently forgot about many of Manuel’s “promises” (ex. his promise that the core regulars would get regular rest) — funny how a few losses can turn a buddha into a babbling buffoon.
I’m not sure what’s more disconcerting — the fact that Minaya and Manuel are clearly on different pages or that Manuel’s act is growing old so quickly.