Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Doomsday Clock Hits 11:58

Wilpon isn't returning Willie Randolph's calls.

So who is Randolph's replacement gonna be? Sure, maybe I'm a bit early, but I like to beat the rush.

12 comments:

themarksmith said...

Bobby Valentine, anyone? Okay maybe not. Some names to consider: Buck Showalter, Bobby Parcells (;)), Larry Bowa (in the offseason), Terry Pendleton.

-Mark Smith
http://roundingbases.blogspot.com

John Peterson said...

Ken Oberkfell, the manager of the AAA New Orleans Zephyrs, the Mets' affiliate. Been in the organization for years, well-liked. Subscribes to the usual baseball fallacies, but what can you do?

Bench coach Jerry Manuel is another option. Actually got himself ejected in the Sunday night game when Delgado's HR was ruled a double.

themarksmith said...

Did I really write "Bobby" Parcells? I'm a moron. Bill Parcells just to try and save my manhood.

-Mark Smith
http://roundingbases.blogspot.com

Brian said...

Desperately hoping for Wally Backman, but he's probably too controversial for the Wilpon's.

Drew said...

Was I the only one thinking that Manuel got himself ejected as a PR move? He hears that Willie's not "firey" enough, and figures if Willie gets canned, he wants to be considered for the job. So get ejected a few times, get a reputation as a real emotional guy, and it just might go somewhere. It just seemed odd and forced, so that's what got me thinking. It wasn't like he got fired up at the time, it was after the fact and all.

Mr. Thursday said...

Davey Johnson, maybe. No, wait, I'm rooting against the Mets. Uh, Buddy Bell.

Alex said...

Drew, if what you're saying is true, then Randolph really does deserve to be fired. If his assistant coaches are trying to show him up in an effort to be promoted to his job, then he clearly has a very weak handle on his personnel. And considering the Mets' dismal performance of late, we see that Randolph really isn't running a tight ship.

If TP leaves the Braves for the Mets it'll break my heart, probably more than when Glavine did.

themarksmith said...

I agree but could you blame TP for not wanting to forgo anymore job opportunities like he has the past couple of years. Snitker could be a possibility as Bobby's third base coach always seems to end up somewhere as a manager.

robinson.scott said...

Obie and Manuel are the best options mainly because it would be against the Mets mindset to actually think this thing through and have a replacement ready for when they drop the axe. Personally, I think it'll be obie, as that will bring in a new face that's familiar with the talent, while allowing manuel to help continue his effectiveness in his current role. Backman burned to many bridges on his way out to ever be considered. Bobby v loves japan too much.

Jason said...

OK, he's off dealing with his broken marraige, but what about Donnie Baseball?

Ron Rollins said...

They can have Trey Hillman, just as soon as the Royals figure out he's not a major league manager. But he'll probably want to bring along Tony Pena, Jr, as his everyday shortstop.

I hear he plays great defense.

Brian said...

Re: Don Mattingly: Why would the Mets want another Joe Torre bench coach with no managerial experience?