Deadspin reports on Citi Field security removing a man’s sign that read “Fire Jerry Manuel”.
Russell Zanca at Metsmerized Online suggests the bullpen is NOT fixed after all, and says Sean Green is “kind of Heilman and Schoeneweis rolled into one”.
Ken Davidoff questions Jerry Manuel’s use — or misuse — of certain members of his bullpen. Gee, that sounds familiar. (*cough* Bullpen Blueprint, *cough*)
Today’s video is from Zoe Rice:
How’s that taste?
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Let’s get real, here. Obviously, the Mets’ bullpen is overworked, and it’s not even May yet. Clearly, this is the fault of A) poor starting pitching, B) poor management, and C) Omar, for not improving the starting rotation during the offseason. None of this is the fault of Sean Green. Also, who is replacing Sean Green in the bullpen? Aside from Figueroa, who is no 7th inning setup man himself, there’s no one in AAA who would be any more effective than Green has been.
Really showing off his intelligence, Russell then compares Green’s poor start to Heilman and Shoeneweis. Earth to Russell: Heilman and Schoeneweis have both been brilliant pitching for new regimes thus far in 2009, with ERAs of 0.82 and 2.35 respectively. This is further evidence that the pitchers really are talented, it’s just that they were MISUSED and OVERUSED with the Mets. But hey, far be it for you actually criticize Omar and Jerry, right? After all, they’ve made baseball in Queens competitive again, right? What a clown.