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Five Awesome Candidates for Mets Manager


I figured I'd make some suggestions, in no particular order, after the jump.

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Gil Hodges


Pro: 

  • Proven winner, especially in New York.  Won two World Series here, one as a player and one as a manager.
  • Former Met player.
  • Well-regarded.  Often mentioned in the same breath as Joe Torre, as a guy who could make the Hall on a combined player + manager platform.  Also has had his number retired by at least one team.
  • Once talked a suicidal player into not killing himself.  Now that is gangsta.

Cons:

  • Managerial career in Washington was less-than stellar, putting up a .420 winning percentage over five seasons.
  • Dead.

 

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Billy Martin

Pros:

  • Won the division with four different teams, including a NY team (Yankees).
  • Born four years after Hodges.
  • Never took no sh*t from Steinbrenner.

Cons:

  • No NL managerial experience -- can he handle the double switch?
  • Widely considered a Yankee; has no Mets ties.
  • Is also dead.

 

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Morris Buttermaker

Pro:

  • Lots of experience with a rag-team team.
  • Doesn't care if his pitching staff throws like girls.
  • Can handle punk kids who think talent alone will get them places.

Con:

  • May manage his alcohol consumption worse than Wally Backman does.
  • Couldn't beat the Yankees.
  • Is a fictional character.
  • The actor who portrays him is dead.

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Lou Brown

Pro:

  • Also has lots of experience with a rag-tag team of veterans and AAAA types.
  • Creative motivator.
  • Charlie Sheen is more f*cked up than Ollie Perez.
  • Beat the Yankees when it counted.

Con:

  • No one wants to see Jeff Wilpon (or Saul Katz, yuck!) naked.
  • Is also a fictional character.

Neutral:

  • The actor who portrayed him is also dead, but let's face it, James Woods would be an adequate replacement at worst.

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Obi Wan Kenobi

Pro

  • Dead.
  • Could probably get some Rebel medic to fix Carlos Beltran's knee.
  • How freaking awesome would it be to see David Wright yield a lightsaber!!!!!
  • That practice orb thing they used is nastier than an R.A. Dickey knuckleball.
  • Unlike that Darth Vader guy, so obviously not a Yankee fan.

Con

  • No MLB experience.
  • Unlike Vader, would not force-choke K-Rod.
  • We'd get the Ewen McGregor version.

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