Loser Mets reportedly won’t be getting Theo Epstein

There is one man on the planet who conquered the Red Sox Curse and the Cubs Curse.

The discussion SHOULD have gone like this:

Theo: I want a hundred million dollars.

Steve: Here you go. (Hands over giant novelty check)

Theo: I get to do whatever I want.  Here’s my resume for why.

Steve:  No problem. I will be over here running my hedge fund and enjoying the next season of Billions now that the Axe character is gone, I never liked that guy.

And that’s it.


We didn’t get a billionaire to reteam Sandy and Billy to play Moneyball.


Tell Theo he can work three hours a week from the Bahamas and do whatever he wants.  I don’t care.  Get Theo in here.

Carlos Beltran. Will this guy manage the Mets? Still no.

Hey, how about Carlos Beltran.  Everyone else with GarbageCanGate seems to have gotten another chance, why can’t Carlos?

Here’s the thing.  The guy hasn’t managed.  We don’t know if he can manage.  Coming off Mickey Hodges and Luis Rojas, both newbies, are you really going to tell the fanbase that the third time is the charm, and have another press conference introducing Beltran as the manager?  That’s crazy talk.

Will Carlos Beltran manage the Mets?  No.

You can find the full “Will this guy manage the Mets? No.” series here.

Sterling or Scully: John Sterling calls a Stanton Single

So many people sent this to me…..

If you are new to Sterling or Scully, there are only two grades: Sterling or Scully.  There is no in-between.

A Scully is a great call.  Say “here comes Knight and the Mets win…” followed by silence.   Or a “I don’t believe what I just saw” would get a Scully grade.

A Sterling would go to a call like “to the track, to the wall, it’s outta here” where a lesser announcer is just forcing in a catch-phrase that really hasn’t caught on at all after 30 years.

“The Giants Win The Pennant, The Giants Win The Pennant….” would get a Scully.  A lesser announcer would have said “it’s to the track, to the wall, it’s outta here!  Bobby Thomson with a three run homer and the Giants win the ballgame!” which would not have been nearly as cool because that call would be about a catch phrase and not the moment.  That’s a Sterling call.

It can be dangerous forcing your catch phrase as we are about to see.

Here’s John Sterling playing the game..

Verdict: Sterling

Ron Washington. Will this guy manage the Mets? No.

Welcome back to a new season of “Will this guy manage the Mets? No.”

In previous seasons I have covered topics such as “Mike Piazza. Will this guy manage the Mets? No.” and “David Wright?  Will this guy manage the Mets? No.”

I’ve covered Wally Backman and Lee Mazzilli and The Usual Suspects in previous posts and you can find all those here.

The goal here is to make fun of all the names that will be floated by other websites and to mock the whole process of random speculation.

Today it is 69 year old Ron Washington.

Ron has an impressive .521 winning percentage and has won two pennants.

Wikipedia says

On September 5, 2014, Washington announced his resignation as manager of the Rangers, citing personal reasons.[14] On September 11, 2014, it was announced by several media outlets that Ron Washington’s resignation may be related to allegations of sexual assault against a reporter

So maybe it’s true, maybe it’s not, but given some of the Mets’ recent front office shenanigans, and the whole Mickey Callway shadow – will Ron Washington manage the Mets?  No.

BE GONE! Loser Mets move on from loser manager who missed 8 team playoff in 2020

Close followers of my stuff know I have absolutely had it with everyone who was part of the 2021 Mets (DON’T BOO YOUR FANS).

Mr. Rojas seems like a lovely man, a nice guy, who maybe could be a good manager for a team that has time to build….but this is New York City and I was 17 when the Mets last won the World Series.  The Wilpons are gone, the new guy supposedly has a lot of funds, and let’s be real – Rojas should have been dismissed a year ago for missing an 8 team playoff.  That is REALLY hard to do.

The Mets say:

The club will not pick up the option on Manager Luis Rojas for the 2022 season. Decisions regarding the remaining coaching staff will be made over the next several days. We have offered Rojas the opportunity to remain in the organization in a TBD capacity. 

This time I want a veteran manager who has done this before.  I don’t want to hear about how this guy could be good etc.  I want someone who is good and knows how to do it.

And for the love of Seaver, all of you in the mainstream media need to stop talking about the Mets changing the culture.  I am still not over the Mickey Hodges nonsense which somehow went from Howie of all people comparing him to Saint Gil, and two years later Mickey is a yelling match hallway by a game named Tim.

No more culture changes.  No more speeches about how this time we’re going to build a sustained winner.  This time, do it.

In the meantime, I want everyone who was on the 2021 Mets gone.  That includes deGrom in case you are curious.  Not one of these players said it was wrong to boo the fans.  I will never forgive any of them  Be gone, all of you.