Oct 07

Fair or not, HoJo on hot seat.

Eyes on HoJo

Eyes on HoJo

Nothing new on the coaching front. Jerry Manuel thinks early next week his staff should be finalized.

On the hot seat is Howard Johnson, who said at the end of the season he believed the club had the right pieces.

Maybe they do, but something is missing, and it’s not all Johnson’s fault.

These are major leaguers and they shouldn’t have to “buy into’’ anything. They should know how to work a count and advance a runner.

It’s an organizational thing, and on the major league level, that’s the manager. We see guys swinging at garbage all the time, and in the case of Jose Reyes, where’s the encouragement to take the walk?

All I hear was they don’t want to take away his aggressiveness. Well, if Reyes walked 100 times and bunted for hits more, he’d be devastating offensively.

There’s more.

Carlos Beltran should steal more. … It wouldn’t kill Carlos Delgado to go to left against the shift. … Perhaps the batting order is flawed. Maybe Reyes shouldn’t be leading off. … David Wright was way too impatient this year.

There are a lot of ways to improve the offense having nothing to do with firing Johnson, but, that’s not how the game is played.

Oct 07

Gooood morning with a season-ticket update ….

Have a good day.

Have a good day.

Very crowded last night in Mets Chat Room. Just the way I like it. For those who joined us for the first time, I hope you had a good time and will be back.

More of the same for me today. Back to the library with the laptop.

I checked in with the Mets this morning about season tickets, and there’s partial plans haven’t been determined yet. I’ll keep an eye on it for you.

In the interim, if you have any questions for the Mets you aren’t getting answered, forward them to me and I’ll make the calls.

Oct 06

Mets Chat Room: Talking Mets.

CHAT ROOM

CHAT ROOM

Hi folks. Are you ready for some football? Not when you can talk about the Mets. I’ll do this regularly in the offseason and hope you’ll regard this as your vehicle to talk about the Mets.

Which coaches should stay or go? What moves will they make? How are the playoffs going for you? Still want K-Rod?

Whatever is on your mind, let’s talk about it.