Hey it's Memorial Day, if you're American, you think of those that have sacrificed and preserved our freedom. If you're a Mets fan, you prepare for the inevitable deterioration in your post season hopes and dreams.
With the exception of one game (game 1 vs. Phils) I'm not sure you could have asked for a much better home stand than the Bombers just put up. Looking at who we've got on the upcoming road trip (2 more with Texas, 3 with the struggling Tribe) I like our chances to finish May as strong as we started.
Now on to business - Despite the wining, and several positives I see (which will be covered later in the week) - I believe there is a spot where serious improvement could be made: The Manager.
Scooter made the comment on the last post regarding the decision making of Girardi (not starting Jeter and Damon with a 3-2 count on Tex in 10th). I"m with him. Questionable managing of the bull pen (I believe I called the Bruney injury the 2nd week of April), not starting runners, not bunting etc. - simply put, I think Girardi freezes sometimes.
I believe that about 10 percent, maybe more, of the games will be decided by the decisions made or not made by the manager. I can think of a half dozen or so occasions (including the finale with the Phils) this season when the game was at hand, we didn't press for the win when the opportunity presented itself, and we ended up with a losing result.
So, if we miss winning the division by a few games, or the playoffs by one to two games - do you fire Girardi? If the answer is yes, then why wait?
I like our winning - I'm sour on our manager as of now. What are your thoughts?