New Mets Chat; Gotta make a run at Torre.

Game #149 vs. Braves

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I can’t believe what I’m hearing this morning, that the Mets aren’t interested in Joe Torre. Yeah, maybe I can. And, unbelievably, there are some who believe he doesn’t have the right personality for the Mets. They probably are right. Torre has a winning personality and the Mets are a fall-short organization.

I’ll bottom line it for you: Joe Torre is a Hall of Fame manager who can only help the Mets. He’s been through it all, knows the ropes and knows how to handle players young and old. Laid back? What crap. When ¬†Torre has an edge, there are none sharper. He knows how to motivate and how to teach. He has an iron fist underneath a velvet glove.

For those you think he can’t deal with young players, guess again. Derek Jeter, Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada and Mariano Rivera all cut their teeth with Torre. As the Yankees rose to prominence in the late 1990’s all those young players made their mark under Torre. Bernie Williams became a star under Torre.

There is only one reason why the Mets won’t consider Torre and it has nothing to do with age or having the right personality. It has everything to do with being cheap and not paying what it takes to get out of their stagnant state. It is why they low-balled Willie Randolph and replaced him with Jerry Manuel. It is why they are talking about Wally Backman.

The Mets don’t know where to spend their money where it’s needed most. They cut some corners on the really important things.

If Torre wants to manage again, and he’d return to the Dodgers if the circumstances were right and that organization wasn’t in disarray, then the Mets should make a run at him.

Right personality? For those who think he doesn’t have the right personality they don’t know Torre or baseball. The man is a winner and he can only help the Mets. He can make them respectable and lift them from the laughingstock persona they are today.

If they aren’t interested, then they are saying they really don’t care about getting better.

3 thoughts on “New Mets Chat; Gotta make a run at Torre.

  1. After his experiences with the debt-ridden McCourts, Torre would be wise to have an accountant audit the Mets books to make sure Madoff didn’t cripple this team. It would also be a good idea to have a heir-apparent like Backman on the coaching staff like Mattingly was in Chavez Ravine.

    I don’t know if the Mets should think about tweaking the Yankees’ nose-beating Braves, Phillies, Marlins, etc should be the goal but it would be a nice bonus too. Certainly Torre would have major respect from the media if the Mets hired him.

  2. what can i say?

    the mets wont spend 5 mil or whatever he wants to go get him. you are right. for all the money they spend they are cheap.

    penny wise, pound foolish.

  3. john

    i think part of the reason for the turn out on the chat is 1. the team is out of it. 2. it is hard to login.

    there has to be a better way to join chat. way too many issues with logging in just to say hello.