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. Kevin May 24, 2010 at 12:38 am
    Joe Morgan and Orel Hershiser don't know anything about baseball. How could they doubt Jerry Manuel for batting a left-handed rookie in the cleanup slot against Sabathia. Don't those guys know the old rule: "You never put a rookie in the cleanup spot unless it's permanent"????


  2. metstoday May 24, 2010 at 1:11 am
    Kevin, but you forget you only put a rookie in the cleanup spot when he's able to bat fourth. Or something. 😉
  3. Kevin May 24, 2010 at 1:24 am
    Or when ur job is on the line and u wanna make up rules to sound smart?
  4. metstoday May 24, 2010 at 1:46 am
    ha ha! exactly!
  5. John Fitzgerald May 24, 2010 at 2:22 am
    Whenever I see Cervelli in that awful helmet, I think of Rick Moranis as Dark Helmet in Space Balls.
  6. metstoday May 24, 2010 at 2:43 am
    I think of David Wright last September