Here’s a post I did in the summer before we knew what the future held. Thought we could revisit it this morning.
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.
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.