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Blogosphere is Down On Jerry Manuel

It’s only been a few weeks, but most of the blogosphere is unhappy with the Mets’ decision to bring back Jerry Manuel as manager. Metstradamus is the most recent, asking Jerry, “What Have You Learned?

Similarly, Mike Steffanos of MikesMets does not approve of Jerry Manuel’s re-election.

Also on MikesMets, Barry Duchan posts his winter predictions for the Mets.

Andrew Vazzano has done a very quick rundown / analysis on the Mets’ pitching staff — in a format that would make Mick Jones and Joe Strummer proud.

Also a hat tip to TheRopolitans for this video of Oktoberfest at Citi Field (if only I’d known!):

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Mets Induct Lasorda and Other Oddities

Did you know that the Mets are the keepers of the Brooklyn Dodgers Hall of Fame? Me neither, but thanks to Metstradamus I also know that Tommy Lasorda was inducted into it this past Sunday.

Matt Cerrone likes the cream-colored shirts that the Mets were wearing this weekend. I don’t — to me they’re similar to the color of the Padres unis, always looking dirty or somehow “off” — but I would welcome them for no reason other than the Brooklyn Dodgers never wore cream, and anything that can be done to distance the Mets from the Dodgers is to me a step in the right direction.

We finally get an inkling on Jerry Manuel’s true thoughts on Ryan Church (i.e., he doesn’t think he’s very tough). Hat tip to Kranepool Society, which also reminds us that as bad as the Mets are playing, a winter without baseball is worse.

MetsPolice has a gripe about the Mets’ decision to slash ticket prices.

Finally, Josh Alper of NBC New York thinks a decision on Jerry Manuel’s future should be made right now.

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Link Roundup

Doug Glanville gives an update on Marlon Anderson.

At Jimmy Scott’s High and Tight, former Met Eric Valent tells the story of being the 25th man on the roster, playing in Japan, and, eventually, transitioning from player to coach to scout. Insightful stuff.

Brad Lidge is nursing a sore knee and is “day to day”. That could be good news for the Mets, with the Phillies series coming up this weekend.

Kerel Cooper at OnTheBlack explains why the Mets’ weekend series win over the Nationals left him disappointed.

Metstradamus explains how you can have a Citi Field ticket for a seat that doesn’t exist — though you will have a cupholder.

Coop at MySummerFamily isn’t worried about Oliver Perez’s maddening start to the season — explaining that he started out just as inconsistently in ’08 and ’07, and is bound to come around.

Andrew Vazzano of TheRopolitans posts the results of his Twitter poll, “What to Do with Omir Santos?”

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