Audio: Billy Wagner On ESPN Radio

Billy Wagner continues his post game problems with his teammates on Michael Kay’s show on ESPN Radio after yesterday’s game. Listen by clicking the link below:

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About Dave Doyle

Although I don’t have a degree in journalism, I love writing about the New York Mets. I’m the typical writer without access. My only accessibility to the Mets is sitting in the stands (often the upper tank) and watching on TV like most fans. I’m not a member of the media, just a fan expressing opinions.

6 thoughts on “Audio: Billy Wagner On ESPN Radio

  1. Scottie-B New Yawk

    Billy seems to be the ONLY player stepping-up as a leader right now, and he's not just doing it with his arm. The dominant closer is pitching lights-out, and he's thankfully communicating with passion and disgust. The Man wants the lights switched back on for these Mets, so if it takes him calling out some of these players – than so be it. We all know that Willie won't yell at anyone, so I'm very glad to see that somebody who IS performing thus far can stand-up and let the team have it. Willie really needs to be doing this. And, I do not care for the same ole same ole excuse of Willie not having the personality to yell and rant. I do not want to hear the excuses anymore. The fact is, when you're in a leadership role – whether it's a sales position, marketing, education, or little-league coach – the most important thing must be, "The Team." The point is that I can speak from experience. I was in a managerial role, where I was responsible for leading 13 employees. Did I WANT to do certain things as a manager? Did I ENJOY having to call an employee into my office for disciplinary reasons? Did I smile when I had to stay in the office after hours on a Friday? The fact is that it DOES NOT and DID NOT matter what I wanted to do all the time, nor was it all about my wants as their leader. The fact is that I had to do things that I honestly didn't want to – and were not things that really matched-up with my personality. Nevertheless, I did it anyway, and I did it for the TEAM!! –Scottie-B

    1. Dave Doyle

      I'm not so sure that I agree with calling teammates out to the media as a sign of leadership. In my opinion, a leader would address the situation directly with the person (Carlos Delgado in this case) instead of behind the person's back to the media.

      1. Scottie-B New Yawk

        Good point, absolutely. I'm wondering if the – behind-closed-doors chat has already taken place, and Wagner didn't think it worked. In addition, after hearing how he reminded Milledge that he was still a rookie, was a sign for me that Wagner did find it necessary to address a player one-on-one. I'm also speaking as a fan here, and I'm at least able to take my disgusted thoughts away from the fact we just lost 3 of 4 to the Expos Minor League Team. I'm okay with a little match lit with the media, because if it remained behind closed doors, than we more than likely would not have heard about any player finally speaking their mind about things. –Scottie-B

  2. Scottie-B New Yawk

    Billy seems to be the ONLY player stepping-up as a leader right now, and he's not just doing it with his arm. The dominant closer is pitching lights-out, and he's thankfully communicating with passion and disgust. The Man wants the lights switched back on for these Mets, so if it takes him calling out some of these players – than so be it. We all know that Willie won't yell at anyone, so I'm very glad to see that somebody who IS performing thus far can stand-up and let the team have it. Willie really needs to be doing this. And, I do not care for the same ole same ole excuse of Willie not having the personality to yell and rant. I do not want to hear the excuses anymore. The fact is, when you're in a leadership role – whether it's a sales position, marketing, education, or little-league coach – the most important thing must be, "The Team." The point is that I can speak from experience. I was in a managerial role, where I was responsible for leading 13 employees. Did I WANT to do certain things as a manager? Did I ENJOY having to call an employee into my office for disciplinary reasons? Did I smile when I had to stay in the office after hours on a Friday? The fact is that it DOES NOT and DID NOT matter what I wanted to do all the time, nor was it all about my wants as their leader. The fact is that I had to do things that I honestly didn't want to – and were not things that really matched-up with my personality. Nevertheless, I did it anyway, and I did it for the TEAM!! –Scottie-B

  3. Dave Doyle

    I'm not so sure that I agree with calling teammates out to the media as a sign of leadership. In my opinion, a leader would address the situation directly with the person (Carlos Delgado in this case) instead of behind the person's back to the media.

  4. Scottie-B New Yawk

    Good point, absolutely. I'm wondering if the – behind-closed-doors chat has already taken place, and Wagner didn't think it worked. In addition, after hearing how he reminded Milledge that he was still a rookie, was a sign for me that Wagner did find it necessary to address a player one-on-one. I'm also speaking as a fan here, and I'm at least able to take my disgusted thoughts away from the fact we just lost 3 of 4 to the Expos Minor League Team. I'm okay with a little match lit with the media, because if it remained behind closed doors, than we more than likely would not have heard about any player finally speaking their mind about things. –Scottie-B

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