Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Jerry Manuel is Delusional

The Mets were an awful mess this season. What does manager Jerry Manuel think the reason for that was? Injuries? Poorly constructed lineups? Terrible pitching rotation? Nope, folks. It was baserunning.
First base coach Luis Alicea was fired and third base coach Razor Shines will have a different role next season. Bench coach Sandy Alomar also lost his job but will be offered another position in the organization, while son Sandy Alomar Jr. is likely headed for a promotion after serving as catching instructor this year.

Injuries robbed them of stars Jose Reyes, Carlos Delgado and Carlos Beltran for long stretches, but Manuel and the front office decided to change the base coaches.

"The traffic that we had on the bases probably to a lot of degree was not properly managed as well as we would've liked to have seen," Manuel said. "That was probably the biggest issue with us was one of the issue of baserunning. We didn't seem to have that perform at the level that we thought we need to to be a championship club."
Holy schnikes. The biggest issue was baserunning.

Way to totally dismiss your failures, buddy.

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