NY Times: Jerry Manuel Profile

I’ve read many profiles of new Mets manager Jerry Manuel over the last 24 hours. Most have been too brief with Zen-like references of his reading preferences. For a more in-depth description of who Jerry Manuel is take a look at Ben Shipgel’s profile of Jerry Manuel in the New York Times.

Some quotes from the column:

Manuel’s other preferences include more fluidity within the lineup, which includes a partiality for moving Beltrán, the regular cleanup hitter, or Wright, the No. 3 hitter, if he sees fit, and the hopes of establishing more definite roles among his relievers.

I like that quote because I’ve thought all along that Carlos Beltran was miscast as a cleanup hitter. It would be nice to see David Wright there once in a while too. I’m looking forward to a fresh perspective on the Mets lineup.

Author: 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.