Friday, April 24, 2009

Jerry Manuel tells pitchers to shape up or there will be changes. Hollow words?

After yesterdays loss Mets manager Jerry Manuel had some hard words for his starting staff of course besides Johan Santana. According to Adam Rubins blog Jerry went on to say that there be some changes in the rotation if things do not correct themselves by the next cycle of starts.

I can not see any of the starters quaking here. The Mets minor league pitchers are not burning the fields down in triple a. Jon Niese had 3 horrible starts and Freddy Garcia had 1 ok start since getting a chance to pitch. Also who knows what to expect from Tim Redding who is poised to come off the DL after this home stand.

Look the pitching does stink but its not like the Mets have alot of guys ready to step in. Nice try Jerry to shake up the team but what you going to do release Ollie? Demote Pelf after he was hurt? Nope. maybe the words will just rattle some cages and get these guys going. Jerry does love to talk!


DyHrdMET said...

i've heard that it's possible that changes could affect the older gentlemen wearing uniforms sitting in the dugout too.

are you starting to feel tension around this club?

Long Island Met Fan said...

No tension . The media tries to portray it more then there is. Last yr the team hovered around the .500 mark for half the year. To me its like more fodder for the papers etc. If the Mets win 4 out of the next 6 this will be all forgotten. Of course they lose 2 out of 3 to the nats and there only win is Johan tonight it could get interesting .