Deja Vu All Over Again

yogi-berraThis past Mets season was a failure, and the brass made several public appearances to apologize and explain it away, while also announcing the beginning of changes that were coming in the offseason.

Sound familiar?

As Yogi Berra said, “it’s deja vu all over again”.

Around this time last year, Jerry Manuel and his coaching staff were under evaluation. Click that link and read MetsToday’s take on the situation one year ago. In particular, note this comment:

By the way, Jerry Manuel has made a public statement regarding his goal to stress fundamentals with the ‘09 club.

If you dare, follow that link to the article in which Manuel expounds on his plans for better fundamentals, “team over individual”, and “a more mature approach”.

The best-laid plans of mice and men …

And speaking of plans, you may want to go back to this post from October 23, 2008, which breaks down Jeff Wilpon’s interview with Mike Francesa. Feel free to compare and contrast to the most recent meeting between Wilpon and Francesa.

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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.
  1. Ceetar October 11, 2009 at 12:18 pm
    Jerry Manuel has been nothing but a liar since he got here. All he does is spin stories for the media. Maybe he should be traded for Adam Rubin.
  2. murph October 12, 2009 at 12:23 am
    It is amazing to me that MLB athletes, supposedly the best baseball players in the world, still have to be taught fundamentals that any little leaguer knows.