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 Post subject: Re: The 2018 Manager Search Thread
PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:03 pm 
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Dusty out in DC.


Wouldn't be the worst hire for the Mets.


I actually agree BUT you know there's zero shot Sandyco brings in an 'old-school' guy and a name manager when they can finally get their faceless analytics believer.


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 Post subject: Re: The 2018 Manager Search Thread
PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:32 pm 
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Sherman says they want to have guy in place by start of WS, offer maybe even coming tonight. Long, Acta the favorites.


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 Post subject: Re: The 2018 Manager Search Thread
PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:33 pm 
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Dusty is pissed! Cant blame him. I think he would love to manage the Mets just to spite the Nats, but yea, Sandy will never hire him

he's a great baseball guy and the players will respect him no doubt


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 Post subject: Re: The 2018 Manager Search Thread
PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:38 pm 
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Sherman says they want to have guy in place by start of WS, offer maybe even coming tonight. Long, Acta the favorites.


Unbelievable.

Folks, we've hit peak Mets. Get ready for the precipitous drop for the next 2 years. Its about to get ugly.

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 Post subject: Re: The 2018 Manager Search Thread
PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:47 pm 
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Sherman says they want to have guy in place by start of WS, offer maybe even coming tonight. Long, Acta the favorites.


Unbelievable.

Folks, we've hit peak Mets. Get ready for the precipitous drop for the next 2 years. Its about to get ugly.


But hey, get EXCITED for the build starting in 2020 that will lead to sustainable success in 2024.


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 Post subject: Re: The 2018 Manager Search Thread
PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:47 pm 
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Ralf wrote:
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Sherman says they want to have guy in place by start of WS, offer maybe even coming tonight. Long, Acta the favorites.


Unbelievable.

Folks, we've hit peak Mets. Get ready for the precipitous drop for the next 2 years. Its about to get ugly.

Granted these aren't the choices I would have made or expected, but I'm not going to forecast a team crashing over it.


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 Post subject: Re: The 2018 Manager Search Thread
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How about crashing for all the other reasons?

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 Post subject: Re: The 2018 Manager Search Thread
PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:58 pm 
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HeyNowHK wrote:
Ralf wrote:
MarkJohnson>You wrote:
Sherman says they want to have guy in place by start of WS, offer maybe even coming tonight. Long, Acta the favorites.


Unbelievable.

Folks, we've hit peak Mets. Get ready for the precipitous drop for the next 2 years. Its about to get ugly.

Granted these aren't the choices I would have made or expected, but I'm not going to forecast a team crashing over it.


Agreed. On Long, is it clear he's just a continuation of what's happened here just because he was on the staff? Maybe he has a lot of ideas that were not implemented because someone else was in charge. It's not like Terry brought him in himself.

On Acta, again, not my top choice, but his name seems to come up every year for at least one opening. He also appears to be a forward-thinking guy.

We'll see, but neither would scream disaster to me.


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 Post subject: Re: The 2018 Manager Search Thread
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What ever happened to Rudy Jaramillo? Didn't we consider him during the 04/05 search as the "King of the Hitting Coaches" candidate?


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 Post subject: Re: The 2018 Manager Search Thread
PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:01 pm 
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yalikeMetroplitans wrote:
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Unbelievable.

Folks, we've hit peak Mets. Get ready for the precipitous drop for the next 2 years. Its about to get ugly.

Granted these aren't the choices I would have made or expected, but I'm not going to forecast a team crashing over it.


Agreed. On Long, is it clear he's just a continuation of what's happened here just because he was on the staff? Maybe he has a lot of ideas that were not implemented because someone else was in charge. It's not like Terry brought him in himself.

On Acta, again, not my top choice, but his name seems to come up every year for at least one opening. He also appears to be a forward-thinking guy.

We'll see, but neither would scream disaster to me.

Oh I'm very confident they'll be capable of the crashing regardless of who the mgr is...


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 Post subject: Re: The 2018 Manager Search Thread
PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:04 pm 
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Beware, #Mets fans. Sounds like Manny Acta (a mere 146 games under .500 for his career) might have "lit up the room" in his interview.


I remember thinking this was inevitable back in the Omar years re: Acta eventually coming home. Sort of funny to see it happen now, but maybe further's my forever parallel that despite the optics being as different as possible, the Omar and Sandy eras are super similar by the time all is said and done.


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 Post subject: Re: The 2018 Manager Search Thread
PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:08 pm 
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Smart people seem to like Acta, which means if nothing else, the randomness of baseball that is likely to cost us games will likely get its blame (rather than the constant piling on the manager) and/or MMQB'ing every move will cease (at least for a bit).

Maybe we'll also get a reprieve on the daily lineup order freak-outs. Because Acta's were put together with ANALYTICS [insert trademark icon here].


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