The Mets will hold a press conference this afternoon to officially announce the signing of Jerry Manuel as manager. He will get a two-year deal with an option for a third year.
What would they do if they ever won? Probably win again, just like the Red Sox did.
I’m watching the Rays-Sox. Tampa Bay losing in the second and Scott Kazmir is struggling. The Rays are the best story of the playoffs, but you can bet the networks hope it will be Boston and the Cubs. Two storied franchises playing in antique stadiums. They are salivating over the potential ratings already.
I’m watching, so if you want to chat, feel free.
FoxSports.com and SI.com are reporting Jerry Manuel has agreed to a two-year contract with a club option for a third season. The Mets have not yet confirmed.
More details to follow.
This hardly comes as a surprise.
I’d like to do another Mets Chat Room. Monday at 7 p.m. I’ll post reminders over the weekend and Monday. Please stop by. Thanks.
Former Mets manager Bobby Valentine told ESPN he would be interested in returning if the club can’t re-sign Jerry Manuel.
In an email response to the question of his interesting in returning, Valentine wrote: “I am working for a team that needs me and wants me as their man. I love it here, but I am an American and love great challenges. I was a in a Met uniform in the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, 2000, and would love to be there in the next decade.”
Valentine, who managed the Mets to the 2000 World Series, is currently managing Chiba Lotte.
Well, would you like Bobby: The Sequel?