Manuel: I’d ‘Love To Know’ Mets’ Plans

NEW YORK (WFAN) — Jerry Manuel told the New York Post on Wednesday that he  would “love to know” if the Mets plan to bring him back after the season.

From the Post:

“Manuel, whose contract expires after the season, said he’ll refrain from asking because he doesn’t want to become a focal point — especially if the organization has already decided to dump him — in this final month.

“I don’t want to be a distraction for what they need to do,” Manuel said before the Mets lost their third straight, 4-1, to the Braves, and fell three games below .500.”

It has been widely speculated that Manuel will find himself on the hot seat after overseeing another disappointing Mets season.

Brooklyn Cyclones manager Wally Backman hinted to reporters on Tuesday that he could do a better than Manuel.

“Do I want the organization to be better? Absolutely,” Backman said. “Are there things that maybe I could do better? Probably.”

Backman is considered to be a top contender for the job.

The Post report also names Bob Melvin and Terry Collins as possible replacements for Manuel.


One Comment

  1. Scorp says:

    You can spend all you want, but if you don’t get a good manager, you will never get anywhere, and thats what the Mets always fail to understand.

  2. Jeff says:

    Until the Mets ownership starts speding their $$$ SMART and going after more than ONE key player they will not be successful. While you really can’t blam this on the manager this team REALLY NEEDS a manager who will kick these guys in the @#$ and someone who is a NAME MANAGER. Torre; Valentine; or Pinella. If they hire ANYONE else we will have a FOURTH straight year or watching a team without the desire or will to win.

    1. Avi says:

      Right on. Bring back Bobby Valentine. He may ruffle some people but he gets the most out of his players. So what if some of these prima donna stars get upset. They’re making plenty of money so they should suck it up like men. It’s not the owners’ fault that Bay stunk but if they hadn’t signed him the fans and the press would be all over them. Beltran is a great player when he’s healthy but he’s been on the DL baiscally the last 2 years. K-Rod should be docked the rest of the season for being such a jerk-and the union should stop defending their members when they are clearly wrong. The Mets still had somewhat of a chance when K-Rod decided to punch a man twice his age. Let’s stop picking on Wright and Reyes. They have been mostly productive and would be better if their supporting cast was. There is still a good core. Get Valentine to motivate underachieving players. What are the Mets supposed to do–just eat Beltran’s and Bay’s huge contracts and get other outfielders. Thole looks good at catcher. Ike Davis looks like he’s going to be really good. Get a new second baseman. I’d also follow the lead of teams like the Twins who without much payroll always manage to contend. Again, you need a great leader like Valentine to get the most out of the players.

      Wait ’til next year!

  3. walt says:

    No hof manager would come in here w/that crew and won its a miracle they’ve won this many so far just look at the risp it is ridiculous. can I say fire management and then trade the core

  4. dabooch says:

    D. Wright, J Bay, Jose-Jose, C Beltran, Frenchy, Castiello, and the infamous Oliver Perez cemented Manuel’s future. The forementioned should all be relieved of their duty, they have done it before and surely will choke again.

  5. walt says:

    Look at padres,Cincy,Marlins,Braves and Nats their young players compared to the Mets its a joke. Then can u say layoff the manager and get rid of management!

  6. Vinnie from the Bronx says:

    Mets have a payroll of $150 million dollars, highest in the NL, they spend money, lots of it. Where have you been the last 10 years. The question you should be asking if why they can’t beat and compete against those teams with a payroll that $100 million dollars less then the Mets, like the Marlins & Nats. Padres payroll is $38 million for this year, yet they’re in first place while the Mets sit in 4th, 13 games out and 3 games under .500. If winning is that important for you and if it’s hard being a Mets fan, maybe you should root for the Yankees. They do what is takes to win and make their fans happy…every year. I know I’m happy.

    1. Jeff says:

      They spend it on the wrong players and NEVER pick up missing pieces of the puzzle that is needed to complete the package.

  7. Jeffrey Bloom says:

    Here the Mets are again THREE (3) stragith years playing out the season without the will or desire to win. In addition, ownership AGAIN has REFUSED to spend $$$ in the ofseason, mid season and late season to make the team better or a contender. Makes it VERY HARD to be a METS FAN

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