Despite how last season unraveled, and the collapses of the previous two years, Mets manager Jerry Manuel insists his team doesn’t have a delicate psyche and said a fast start wasn’t essential for a good year.
It is, however, important for something else.
“If they want to keep me around it is,” Manuel joked.
Manuel also admitted the Phillies are the team to beat in the National League.
“How can I say we’re the team to beat,” Manuel asked. “We haven’t won anything. The Phillies are the team to beat.”