Tag:Jerry Manuel
Posted on: October 4, 2010 11:43 am
Edited on: October 19, 2010 12:20 pm
 

And the Mets check in with firings

The Mets just released a statement saying general manager Omar Minaya has been "relieved of duties" and manager Jerry Manuel will not have his contract renewed.

Not exactly a surprise .

UPDATE: The Mets will have a 1:30 press conference. Also, Jon Heyman of SI.com tweets Minaya will stay with the team in a different capacity.

UPDATE: From the team's release, COO Jeff Wilpon had this to say:

"We are extremely disappointed in this year's results and the failures of the past four seasons. We need to hire a new general manager with a fresh perspective who will transform this club into a winner that we want and our fans deserve.

"We appreciate all that Omar and Jerry have done for the organization and thank them for their time and effort. Changes like these are never easy, especially when you are dealing with people you like and respect."

UPDATE: Assistant GM John Ricco will serve as the interim general manager.

UPDATE: Minaya says he won't stick around unless the new GM wants him to do so. David Lennon of Newsday tweets Minaya said he's no longer part of the organization.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Category: MLB
Posted on: September 21, 2010 5:48 pm
Edited on: September 21, 2010 6:14 pm
 

Manuel upset with Torre's job hunt

Jerry Manuel Catfight!

While Joe Torre was happy to tell anyone who would listen yesterday that he was interest in working for the Mets -- or anyone else that would pay him -- the current Mets manager wasn't too happy to hear it.

"I find it curious when someone comments about a job somebody already has … that's not integrity," Jerry Manuel told reporters (via the New York Daily News ' Andy Martino on Twitter. )

Sure, Manuel's not long for his job, but he does have it for now. It is poor form for managers to lobby for jobs that aren't open yet.

UPDATE: Martino's filed his story , and he has more from Manuel, who was asked if it was appropriate for a manager to talk about another job: "Not in my opinion. Not while a guy has that job. That's not integrity, and that's what you hope to find in those different high-profile positions such as this."

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Category: MLB
Posted on: September 2, 2010 9:49 am
Edited on: September 2, 2010 9:54 am
 

Manuel would 'love to know' his future

Jerry Manuel Jerry Manuel isn't stupid, he knows what's coming.

But when he was asked on Wednesday if he'd like an official word on his status as the Mets manager -- you know, beyond the fact the club has an option on his 2011 contract -- he told the New York Post 's Mike Puma that he'd "love to know" if the team will pick up his option for the 2011.

Likely knowing what's on the horizon, Manuel said he doesn't want to be a the focus point for his 65-68 team.

"I don't want to be a distraction for what they need to do," Manuel said before Wednesday's loss.

The Mets fired Art Howe late in the 2004 season, but he stayed on to manage the Mets' final 17 games. Puma asked if Manuel would be comfortable doing the same.

"I would want to do what my contract tells me," Manuel said. "My contractual obligations, I would want to fulfill."

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Category: MLB
Posted on: August 24, 2010 10:14 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 12:21 pm
 

Minaya on the hot seat?

Omar Minaya Omar Minaya may be out as the Mets' general manager if the team doesn't have a big finish, Sports Illustrated 's Jon Heyman reports .

Heyman cites "people familiar with the situation" as saying only a good finish could save the jobs of Minaya and manager Jerry Manuel.

"I focus on doing my job today, and that's all I can control," Minaya told Heyman.

Owner Fred Wilpon had insinuated earlier this month that Minaya's job was safe.

The Mets entered Tuesday's game with Florida with a 62-62 record, better than last season's 70-92 mark, but hardly up to New York expectations.

Heyman lists Kevin Towers, John Ricco, Wayne Krivsky and Pat Gillick as potential replacements. Ricco and Krivsky are already with the Mets. He also lists Bob Melvin as the "leading candidate" to replace Manuel with Wally Backman as another possibility.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: July 22, 2010 9:45 am
Edited on: July 22, 2010 3:50 pm
 

Seat getting hotter for Mets' Manuel

Jerry Manuel Predictably, the drumbeat in New York calling for Jerry Manuel's head has picked up steam after the Mets' terrible second-half start.

The lowly Diamondbacks completed a sweep of the Mets on Wednesday with a 14-inning victory, dropping New York to 1-6 since the All-Star break. The Mets were within a half-game of the Braves in the National League East as recently as June 27, but now find themselves 6 1/2 back.

The New York Post took the lead in sounding the panic button in Thursday's editions, saying, "The ship be sinking and the skipper is wearing lead boots"

"Things are desperate," one Met told the Post after Manuel called a team meeting Wednesday. "We're starting to sink back into old habits."

"The bus just went over the cliff with Jerry driving," wrote columnist Kevin Kernan. "This is a full-fledged managerial watch now."

Thanks to a weak NL wild-card field, the Mets (3 1/2 back) are a hot streak away from being back in the picture. We'll see how long Mets management waits for that hot streak.

-- David Andriesen

UPDATE: In a move that will surprise no one who has ever read newspapers in New York, the Daily News countered Thursday with an item that Manuel and GM Omar Minaya are not, in fact, in danger: "No one is on the proverbial hot seat at this time."

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Category: MLB
Posted on: July 3, 2010 3:28 pm
 

Beltran improving, Reyes not


Carlos Beltran The Mets may have Carlos Beltran back in their lineup before Jose Reyes.

Reyes, bothered by a right oblique injury, isn't in the lineup for Saturday's game against Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals and his status for Sunday's game doesn't look great, as he skipped both batting and infield practice on Saturday, the (Newark) Star-Ledger 's Andy McCullough writes .

Meanwhile, McCullough notes Beltran will be re-evaluated on Sunday and could be back by the start of Monday's series against Cincinnati. However, manager Jerry Manuel noted it may be best to wait until after the All-Star break for Beltran's return.

"We're anxious to have him back, Manuel said. "But at the same time, we have to be careful and probably somewhat cautious that we don't have any type of set-back."

Beltran has been playing in minor-league games for the last week, hitting .423/.448/.538 in seven games and 26 at-bats at Single-A St. Lucie.

"Right now I feel good, so far so good," Beltran told the Naples News . "The knee is reacting well. Just being able to be outside and play the game and being on base. I'm just looking forward to taking the next step."

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: June 30, 2010 7:00 pm
Edited on: April 18, 2011 12:05 pm
 

Reyes scratched from Mets' lineup


The Mets scratched Jose Reyes from Wednesday's Puerto Rican farewell matchup with the Marlins at Hiram Bithorn Stadium with a stiff lower back, the Newark Star-Ledger 's Andy McCullough reports .

McCullough writes Reyes appeared to injure himself during batting practice.

Angel Pagan is still out of the Mets' lineup. Manager Jerry Manuel told reporters he wanted to see how the switch-hitter looked batting left-handed during batting practice before deciding if Pagan would play Thursday at Washington.

Ruben Tejada will play short for the Mets tonight and Jesus Feliciano is leading off against Florida.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: June 10, 2010 7:31 pm
 

Lady Gaga has a message for the Mets



I consider myself a well-rounded student of pop culture -- from books to movies and TV -- but one oversight I never seem to correct is that of pop music. I love music, but rarely do my tastes mesh with the masses. So I really don't understand the deal with Lady Gaga.

But she was at the Mets game and doing what flavor-of-the-month pop stars do: crave attention and then reject it when they get it. Ms. Gaga gave the bird to either New York photographers or Jerry Manuel, nobody's quite sure.

Anyway, if you're into that sort of stuff, the Daily News has a photo .

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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