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Manuel would 'love to know' his future

Posted on: September 2, 2010 9:49 am
Edited on: September 2, 2010 9:54 am
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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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 11, 2011 4:59 pm

Manuel would 'love to know' his future

I've saved, Dugg, and I accompanied those Really simply syndication reoccuring. Thx!

Since: Jan 22, 2007
Posted on: September 3, 2010 11:54 am

Manuel would 'love to know' his future

I don't know how much difference Wally Backman would have made with this group. If Jerry Manuel managed the Yankees and Joe Girardi managed the Mets, would the records be that much different? You gotta have the players.
If they trade Reyes and/or Wright, they better get something back - like maybe the next Jason Heyward.  

Since: Sep 23, 2009
Posted on: September 3, 2010 10:51 am

Manuel would 'love to know' his future

The M & M's are about to melt. The biggest addition to the Met's clubhouse in 2011 will be Wall Backman.

Since: Sep 3, 2010
Posted on: September 3, 2010 9:52 am
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Since: Jun 30, 2010
Posted on: September 3, 2010 8:36 am

Manuel would 'love to know' his future

Being a Phillies Fan we would love to see Manual and Minaya both get an extension.  Dumb and dumber.
You are correct about breaking up the core.  They should have done it years ago.  There is a bad mix there and something has to be changed.  But, we're hoping that they do nothing!

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: September 3, 2010 8:21 am

Manuel would 'love to know' his future

Has nothing to do with the manager. Mets fans still think Wright and Reyes are the future. Time to trade 1 or both of those guys and bring in some players who can get a big hit, and ya know, not blow the division every September. This core should have been broken up after the 1st September collapse.

Since: Nov 13, 2009
Posted on: September 3, 2010 1:43 am

Manuel would 'love to know' his future

Don't worry, Manuel.  The incompetent Mets front office will probably extend your contract for another few years.  Also, the Wilpons will make sure they sign big $$$ to medicore players and continue the consecutive seasons of non-postseason appearances.  Yep, the future of the Mets is surely brightCry .

Since: Mar 1, 2008
Posted on: September 2, 2010 4:44 pm

Manuel would 'love to know' his future

^^GREAT post^^ Cheers. Laughing

Since: Mar 21, 2010
Posted on: September 2, 2010 4:17 pm

Manuel would 'love to know' his future

Dear Mr. Manuel:

You have absolutely nothing to worrry about. Another September of not contending for the playoffs and another season where the New York Mets will finish either third or fourth, and not going to the post-season entitles you to not only have your option picked up for 2011, but a three-year contract extension on top of it. Why? Because we in the Mets front office enjoys being the Lovable Losers of New York City. If you don't believe us when we say we love being the Loveable Losers just ask your predecessor Willie Randolph. We had to put him in his place and fire him after taking our team to the playoffs in 2006 and almost getting us there in 2007. The nerve of him.

The glory days for us were 1962 and we want those good old days back and you are the right man for the job. Now if the New York Knicks would start cooperating and start have some winning seasons we can have the title of Lovable Losers all to ourselves.

So in closing Jerry you have nothing to worry. That is unless you are going on a cross-country flight with Omar Minaya anytime soon.

The Front Office of the New York Mets

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