That’s the message sent by Omar Minaya and Jerry Manuel today, as the team will fire Alicea and Sandy Alomar Sr, while the rest of the team’s coaching staff will return. Razor Shines and Sandy Alomar Jr will likely inherit the first base coach and bench coach jobs and the team will likely look to find new men to fill the third base coach and catching instructor roles.
It should come as no surprise that the team is going to retain Jerry Manuel for another year. While he is neither a good instructor, nor a good in-game tactician, nor is he good at relating to his players (as Ryan Church can attest), nor is he good at keeping the team from quitting on him, and nor does he make a substantial sum of money…actually, I don’t know why the Mets are retaining Manuel. I guess it’s just easier to keep him than have to fire him and go through the trouble of finding somebody else? Especially when somebody else (like Mets blogosphere favorite Bobby Valentine) could command up to $4 million.