Michael Kay of ESPN Radio is reporting this afternoon that Mets upper management is not happy with Jerry Manuel‘s candid comments to the media. Specifically, they don’t like his discussion of treading water until injuries heal and his talk of needing to trade for a bat.
Manuel has been able to develop such a good relationship with the media that upper management is afraid that they’ll be the ones to blame if the 2009 team goes down in flames. Personally, I appreciate that Manuel doesn’t insult my intelligence by saying anything but the truth that we all already know. Those of us that watch this team know that they don’t have enough offense right now. We know that the injured players are killing this team. Every other team knows that too. They’re not stupid.
Mets management needs to worry less about what Manuel is saying and more about how to avoid a disaster in the inaugural season at Citi Field.