Yeah, yeah, you started out grabbing pitchforks and think I’m a jerk.
What if Terry makes the playoffs and has a decent run. I don’t mean the scenario where the Mets make the second Wild Card and they exit. I’m talking say Game 6 loss in the NLCS?
Gil and Davey are loved. Many of you revere Bobby V. Willie not so much. You never think about Yogi actually managing (you think of him as manager but not so much actually managing and if you do you start talking about starting Tom Seaver against Oakland.)
How might Terry rank if he makes the NLCS? Higher than Wille for sure. Jerry? Yep.
Howe, Torborg, Dallas Green? Yep.
Mike Cubbage for a weekend? Yep.
Buddy Harrelson the manager? Yep. Buddy Harrelson the player? No.
Frank Howard and Bamberger? Yep.
Mets manager and preventer of first responder caps Joe Torre? Yep.
Joe Frazier and Joe McMillan? Yep.
Salty Parker and Wes Westrum? Yep.
Casey Stengel? I don’t know if any Mets fans revere Casey as a Mets manager. I think they like the stories but I haven’t heard too many tales of Casey’s great strategy with a 120 loss team.
So I’ve left Davey and Gil, and I will throw in Bobby V since Generation Piazza loves finishing second.
Terry might wind up as a Gerald Ford type who stabilized things after a nightmare. History may be kind to Terry.
Back in the Mets days people would get mad at me because although I understood the Reyes Fantasy which is how he would walk, steal second and third and score on a sacrifice, I found it didn’t happen when I watched. I guess the gang in Toronto feel the same.
Fun player, sure. Ran out of town on us in a heartbeat despite how much you hate the Wilpons? Yep. (One AB in the last game and signed at 12:01am, that’s not exactly Tom Seaver crying at his locker.)
Anyway, as mad as you are at me right now, here’s a good read. Thanks to Greg Prince for tweeting this one. You can ask Greg his opinion, he’s quite good at words.
Jose Reyes, the main ingredient of the Blue Jays-Marlins blockbuster, was supposed to be in Toronto for the long haul.
Good news Mets fans! Even if the Mets drop two and the Nationals win two, the Mets would head into Friday night (July 31) three back with a three game series against the team they are chasing – which would mean they would go into the game on July 31 controlling their own destiny!
Even if they lose that game, the next two games against the Nationals would be very meaningful as you wouldn’t want to fall six back.
It’s meaningful games in August! Now if we can just work on those following two months.