I think once again you blew it.
Here’s what Wags got right in 2019: J.D. Davis.
We all mocked J.D. Davis but it was a great signing. J.D. had a great year. I tip my cap to you.
Other than that? What did Wags do? Mortgage the future? Twice. Bring in albatross contracts?
Bring in the underperforming 2B, who had he not existed would have made McNeil an everyday IFer and probably even more ABs for J.D. Davis.
The more and more I think about this, I think it was crazy to fire Mickey after that second half.
Fire him after 2018? Sure!
Fire him in June 2019? Sure!
Fire him after the team played hard for him? With a good clubhouse? While juggling playing time for everyone? Why?
I was no fan of Mickey Hodges, but hey at least now he’s experienced and the team seems to play hard for him. Why change it now?
OK so the manager got mad at one of the Tims one day. We all lose our cool. It happens. Is this why we ran Mickey out of town? Who has your ear Jeff?
But Jeff, the damage is done because you let Wags con you again. The wrong guy took the fall.
Now, it’s time to stop pussyfooting round and just hire Girardi. Stop trying to get cute with out of the box thinking. There’s no reason to take two steps back to an inexperienced manager. Just get Joe in here and put a professional face on things, and if the beat doesn’t find the guy warm and fuzzy they can go hose themselves.
Also Jeff, keep in mind that this same beat that has your ear will take jobs covering the Yankees and then air all their dirty laundry. Why listen to them? Why do you trust this GM?
You fired the wrong guy. Now hire the right guy.
Scully, do you her wonder why the Mets suddenly decided to retire Koosman’s number on a Tuesday afternoon and make Mickey change his number for a few days? Why couldn’t that have waited Scully?