So by the time the weekend ends and Arizona takes two of three, the Willie Watch will be in full force.
So if not Willie, then who?
Wally Backman had Mets pedigree and apparently was good enough to get the Arizona job before whatever that scandal was.
Jerry Manuel is already in the dugout but…eh.
Keith Hernandez clearly has the smarts but why would he give up a nice gig in the booth and become the next Bud Harrelson.
So that leaves us with the best choice. Lee Mazzilli. Mets fan fave. 1986 ring. Was there for the losing and the winning. BROOKLYN guy (Wilpons, pay attention ding ding ding). Learned how to work the media from the master Joe Torre. Even has managerial experience – and don’t be a fool and comdemn him for what happened in Baltimore.
Nothing would make The Mets Police happier than to see a #16 in the dugout with Mazzilli on the back.