The Zionist Conspiracy
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Newsday's Ken Davidoff writes today: "The Mets are clearly going to bring back both Manuel and Omar Minaya." (He then explains why bringing back Manuel may not be such a good idea.)
The media universally agree that Manuel and Minaya will be back with the Mets next season. Presumably they are aware that the Wilpons (1) hate to eat contracts, and (2) have privately assured Manuel and Minaya that their jobs are safe for now,
Call me a wild optimist, but even a Wilpon should be able to muster up some common sense once in a while. So until I am told that the Omar and Jerry circus will be back in town, I'm maintaining hope.
We'll probably know the fate of Minaya and Manuel by Monday afternoon. If Manuel is fired, Bobby Valentine would have to be the heavy favorite for the managerial job.
For more than five years, I've been calling for Bobby V's return. Here, in no particular order, are ten reasons why:
1. Roger Cedeno.
2. Todd Pratt.
3. Matt Franco.
4. Benny Agbayani.
5. Rick Reed.
6. Turk Wendell.
7. Dennis Cook.
8. Timo Perez.
9. Bobby Jones.
10. Armando Benitez.
Compare what these ten players did for Bobby Valentine's Mets with the rest of their respective careers.
(Honorable mention goes to Melvin Mora - then seen as a career minor leaguer - whom Bobby V gave a chance to before Steve Phillips promptly gave him away.)