Yankees Manage Adversity, Mets Don’t

Peter Abraham explains how the Yankees were able to wade through adversity earlier this season while the Mets keep coming up with excuses.

USAToday spotlights Wally Backman’s road back to an MLB managing job.

It doesn’t just seem like Mets pitchers give up a lot of hits and walks to opposing pitchers … JF at I Hate the Mets shows us the proof.

Brooklyn Met Fan, like me, grew up idolizing John Stearns. So he knows of what he speaks when he suggests this year’s Mets are the worst ever.

I.M. Forme found some nice new hats for Mets fans, and calls out Omar Minaya for lack of effort this past offseason.

It’s Mets for Me also found this video taken by a “person familiar with the situation” in the Mets’ international scouting department:

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  1. Judge Tandy July 6, 2009 at 10:37 am
    Yanks handle adversity, but get man-handled by Boston. Yanks could have been on the losing end of a split in two (one, two) series with the Sox…we would be talking “dead heat” right now. Pardon, we SHOULD be talking “dead heat” right now. It’s great to beat the Jays at least 3 of 4 on July 4th weekend, but like getting the ugly girl’s phone number, it’s a consolation prize and the minimum payback for leaving the house wearing your best shoes. All is not roses in Yankeeville. Mets are on plan C and actually, they could be playing a lot worse.