Willie Watch: Mr. Flushing Choosing the New Mets Manager

Always happy to share a link that links Lee Mazzilli and the manager’s job.

Mr. Flushing – Mets News, Audio, Video, Pictures and Analysis: Choosing the New Mets Manager

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>Mike Piazza of the Dodgers

>Stumbled across this:

The greatest every-day player in New York Mets history — the team’s second-best player ever — should go to Cooperstown wearing a cap with an “LA” logo.

Piazza was a Dodger first.


And best.


It was as a Dodger that he became a baseball somebody, making the NL All-Star team in each of his five full seasons in LA. It was as a Dodger that he emerged as the most productive offensive catcher in baseball history and made his most compelling case for his inevitable, first-ballot induction into the Hall of Fame in 2013.

Mike Piazza of the Dodgers

Stumbled across this:

The greatest every-day player in New York Mets history — the team’s second-best player ever — should go to Cooperstown wearing a cap with an “LA” logo.

Piazza was a Dodger first.


And best.


It was as a Dodger that he became a baseball somebody, making the NL All-Star team in each of his five full seasons in LA. It was as a Dodger that he emerged as the most productive offensive catcher in baseball history and made his most compelling case for his inevitable, first-ballot induction into the Hall of Fame in 2013.

>Willie Watch – Big Meeting When Mets Come Home

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Watching the game – doing this from memory, but apparently Omar said he, Willie and the Wilpons will meet when they get back to New York. Omar also said he supports the manager but would not refute that Willie is imminent danger. Stay tuned. As I type Marlon Anderson got hurt and well, looks like I get to play left field since there’s nobody left.

>Willie Watch – Carter Throws His Hat In The Ring

>Seems every ex-Met wants a shot at managing them. Today Gary Carter – who is currently managing the Orange County Flyers in the Independent Golden League out in California – said he would love to manage the Mets and is available if they want him.

Interviewed on SIRIUS’ The Mike & Murray Show, Carter was not shy about it (what a shock):

“Boy, I’ll tell you what, I would love that, guys. When I saw that on ESPN today, Mike & Mike, they were talking about it and immediately I got on the phone and I called Jay Horowitz and I asked, ‘Should I try to call Mr. Wilpon?’ If there is this going on I just want them to know of my availability. I’m only a phone call away because my contract allows me to leave the ball club. I could be in New York tomorrow, if necessary, because if there’s anything at the major league level I can leave this job.”

I love Gary, but let’s be realistic about this. Carter managed the Port St’ Lucie Mets a few years back, and after a good year the organization asked him to move up to a higher level – he refused. For him it was either the major leagues or he was going home to California. He has never managed or coached at level higher than A. Backman has a better shot than he does.

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