Hearing and reading all the baseball predictions, I started to imagine what if I were a Mets fan.
Should or could Mets fans trust the team again?
Only with real hesitation and coming to terms with a mindset of hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst.
It is up to the Mets organization to get back to amazin’ again, and a managerial change is anticipated in my opinion.
My guess or convictions lead me to forecast the fictitious newspaper article below to be the turning point:
‘HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY METS FANS!’
Welcome back, Bobby Valentine! The Mets have officially named Valentine the Manager for the second.Valentine, replaces current manger Jerry Manuel.
With the team on the cusp of being in real contention, Minaya cannot afford another failure or he will get the axe next.
Unfortunately, for Manuel getting just swept by the Mariners, and with Reyes appearing frisky again, a change is needed.
Valentine, was in this same place in 1996 and turned around a struggling Mets team; leading them to two consecutive post-season appearances, and a trip to the 2000 World Series.
Valentine only past issue Mets GM Steve Phipps did not see eye to eye at all, which ended in Valentine getting fired. Phipps was Minaya’s mentor, so surely Minaya pushed personal issues aside and proves his priorities are genuine.
Manuel is lucky to have been given the opportunity to try again with a healthy Mets team; but he even knew any signs from the past would be a wave goodbye.
Baseball is not a game where you get a lot of chances; it is too unpredictable and the Mets front-office made the right move.